Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program

The application period for the program has ended. Selections will be made mid-October 2018.

The Woodsmoke Reduction Program will offer financial incentives for homeowners to replace old, inefficient, and highly polluting wood stoves, wood inserts, or fireplaces with cleaner burning and more efficient home heating devices. The incentive amount will vary depending on the location of the residence and the household income. The Woodsmoke Reduction Program is part of California Climate Investments, a Statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment.

This project was supported by the "California Climate Investments"(CCI) program.
Who can apply?
All residents of Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties who use an uncertified wood burning device as their primary source of heat are eligible to apply. The incentive amount will depend on where the property is located and Applicant’s household income, with some households qualifying for near-full replacement cost. Applicants residing in a census tract identified as a disadvantaged or low-income community can qualify for an enhanced incentive. Applicants residing outside of a census tract identified as a disadvantaged or low-income community who can demonstrate low-income eligibility based on household income can also qualify for enhanced incentives. All other Applicants are eligible for a standard incentive.
Incentive Amounts
  • Standard Incentive Amount - $2,000
  • Enchanced Incentive - $5,000
What is the process?
Applications for vouchers will be accepted September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Once the application period is closed, the District will select applications at random and place them on a list from which vouchers will be given. Based on the order of this list, vouchers will be awarded until funds are exhausted. Applicants not initially selected will be placed on a waitlist and notified if funding becomes available.
What if my project is selected?
You will be notified of approval to participate in the program and will be required to schedule an in-home estimate with a participating Installer and/or Vendor. The Installer will verify the existing stove’s eligibility and present an estimate for installation. You will have 30 days to complete the in-home estimate and device eligibility process. The program can pay for the cost associated with the purchase and installation of a "basic model" of new heating device. A "basic model" of heating device is considere to be a device that will adequately heat the square footage of the residence required, and include no decorative upgrades.
Once approved, you will be issued a voucher for the approved incentive amount. Installation must be completed by a licensed contractor with a valid building permit within 90 days of Voucher being issue. You may only select vendors and installer found on the participating list. Supporting documentation for complete installation and existing device scrapping must be received by the District within 10 days of project completion.

Eligible New Devices Include:
  • EPA Certified wood stove or wood insert with emission rates not to exceed 4.5 grams/hour (non-catalytic) and 2.5 grams/hour (catalytic)
  • Natural gas stove or insert
  • Propane gas stove or insert
Vendors and Installers
Applicants are required to use Vendors and Installers who are under contract with the District to participate in the program. If you intend to have clients who participate in this grant, you must have an agreement with the District and be on our participating Vendor/Installer list. Application forms and eligibility information can be found below.
Application and Forms
Current Information
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All 3 Zones
PERMISSIVE BURN DAY?
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2018-12-11
2018-12-12
2018-12-13
2018-12-14
2018-12-15
2018-12-16
2018-12-17

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Did You Know?
That $3.00 of every burn permit issued goes to local fire agencies.
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