The Program is designed to help households in Calaveras County replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient certified device. To be eligible for the Program, a homeowner or renter (Applicant) must be using an uncertified wood stove or wood insert as a primary heat source. The Program is available to both homeowners and renters. Participants can use this voucher to purchase one of the following heating appliances:
a U.S. EPA certified wood stove or wood fireplace insert with emission rates not to exceed 2.0 grams/hour for non-catalytic and catalytic stoves;
Natural gas home heating device;
Ductless mini-split heat pumps
Propane gas home heating device or;
Electric home heating device.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Heat source replacement
$3,500 for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program or household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income.
$1,000 for all other residents of Calaveras County.
The Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District (District) is part of the Mountain Counties Air Basin. The District is recognized as a Special District and is governed by the Calaveras County Air Pollution Control Board. The primary goal of the District is to protect public health by managing the county's air quality through educating the public and enforcement of District rules and California Air Resources Control Board - Air Toxic Control Measures that result in the reduction of air pollutants and contaminants. While there are minimal sources that impact air quality within the District, Calaveras County does experience air quality impacts from the Central Valley through transport pollutants. The most visible impacts to air quality within the District is a result of open burning of vegetation as conducted by individual property owners, industry, and state agencies for purposes of reducing wild land fire hazards.