Wood Stove Replacement Program

Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018.

The District's Wood Stove Replacement Program assists in replacing older, non-EPA certified wood stoves, with cleaner, more fuel-efficient wood heating devices or other less polluting heating appliances. Replacements that may qualify for incentive funding include:
  1. Replacement of non-EPA certified and pre-1990 wood heating appliances with EPA certified appliances.
  2. Replacement of non-EPA certified and pre-1990 wood heating appliances with propane or natural gas appliances.
What is the process?
During the grant application period, applications may be downloaded by clicking here or by requesting to have a copy mailed to you. You can also apply using our online application portal by clicking here. Applications for the 2017-2018 cycle of the program will be accepted December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018. Once the application period has ended, you will be notified via mail if you have been selected to receive a grant. Purchase of the new stove may only take place after you have received an Award Notification Letter.
Who can apply?
The 2017-2018 cycle of the program will target areas selected for Particulate Matter (PM) reduction benefits, utilizing funds from compliance settlement agreements. For this cycle, applicants must reside within two miles of the Blue Lake Power facility, or within the boundaries of the zip code 95565 (Scotia) and 95562 (Rio Dell). Applicants residing in rental properties will be allowed to apply as long as the homeowner is listed as a co-applicant on the application.

Individuals cannot be employed by the District, be a member of the District Board, be a family member of either the employees or the Board, or have received a Wood Stove Replacement Grant within the previous five year period.
What happens if my project is selected for grant funding?
You will be notified by mail that you have been selected to receive a grant. Once you receive the Award Notification Letter, you may purchase the appliance you identified on Application Part A and have it installed by a licened contractor. If your new device is wood or pellet burning, it must appear on the EPA List of Certified Wood Stoves. You may check the list by clicking here.

To check your installers license, visit the California Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board website by clicking here.

Proof of destruction of the old device will be required.
What criteria are used to determine which projects will be granted money?
Once the application period has ended, eligible and complete applications will be selected at random and placed on a list from which the awards will be given. Based upon the order of this list, grants will be awarded until all the funds allocated are exhausted. Those applications not initially selected for funding will be placed on an "eligible waiting list" and notified if funding becomes available.
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