The Program is designed to help households in Tuolumne 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. 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 4.5 grams/hour and 2.5 grams/hour for non-catalytic and catalytic stoves, respectively;
Natural gas home heating device;
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 Tuolumne County.