About the Award:
As of August 2019, the Multi-County Program is delaying funding decisions potentially to early 2020. Interested participants can join a waitlist that will be capped at 70 people. The Portola area only program is still running.
The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District currently has 2 wood stove change-out programs! One is for all of Plumas, Sierra and Nevada County except the Portola area. The other is for the Portola area only. Both programs are designed to help households replace non-EPA certified wood stove or insert used as a primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. Open hearth fireplaces may be eligible for each Program if the fireplace is used as a primary source of heat (documentation required). Each Program will offer Vouchers towards the purchase and installation of a new EPA-certified woodstove, fireplace wood insert, gas (natural gas or propane), or electric device. Participants have four weeks to purchase a new device after receiving a voucher.
Typical Application Period: Rolling. Applications accepted until August 2020 (or until funds run out)
Non-EPA certified wood stoves and inserts are defined for the multi-county program as pre-1987 and for the Portola program as appliances older than 20 years. For the Portola program, in some cases, repairs may be funded rather than replacements.