The Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control (District) is offering rebate vouchers to replace non-EPA certified wood stoves, fireplace inserts, and open-hearth fireplaces used as a primary source of heat, with new cleaner burning devices. The new device must be one of the following: EPA certified fireplace insert or woodstove, natural gas, propane, or electric heating device. An old wood stove being replaced must be uncertified. A wood stove installed prior to 1988, or that does not have a label permanently affixed to it describing particulate matter emission standards qualifies for this Program. This Program is only available to homeowners.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Heat source replacement
$4,000 voucher for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
$2,000 voucher for all other residents.
Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program.