Air District to Issue Vouchers to Replace Woodstoves

The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program is an incentive program funded by California Climate Investments and administered by local air districts. This program provides vouchers to replace non-EPA certified wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts with an EPA-certified woodstove or insert, or a natural gas, propane, or electric heating device.
For certain communities designated by the state and for low-income households, the vouchers may cover the entire cost of the replacement (up to $3,500). A standard voucher of $1,000 is available to all households regardless of income or location within Colusa County to use towards the cost of purchase and installation.

Home owners and tenant occupied residential homes in Colusa County are eligible. Tenant applicants must obtain owner approval prior to receiving a voucher.

The Program began accepting applications on May 23. To apply, fill out an application and take a photo of your old device. Send the application and photo to the air district by mail, email, or drop off at: Colusa County Air Pollution Control District, 100 Sunrise Blvd Suite A, Colusa, CA 95932

Vouchers will be issued first come, first served, and expire four weeks from the date they are issued. Within the four weeks, the applicant must shop around from the list of participating retailers, select a replacement device, and give the voucher to the retailer. Installation is not required to be completed within four weeks. Vouchers are only good at participating retailers and for installations done by licensed contractors; do-it-yourself installations are not allowed under this program. Installations must meet local fire and building codes.

For more information and a list of participating retailers, contact TJ Gomez at (530) 458-0590 or email tgomez@countyofcolusa.org