Updated November 14nd, 2016
Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program
Bay Area, California
Status: Open to highly impacted residents only as of November 2016
Location: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma Counties
Eligible fuels: Wood (uncertified) (certified) -> propane, electricity (heat pump), natural gas
Notable feature(s): One of very few programs that does not allow new certified wood or pellet appliances to be installed.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District provides $1,000-$3,500 incentives to residents to replace a wood-burning heating device with an electric heat pump, natural gas device, or propane device. The incentives are reserved for low-income applicants, applicants in areas highly impacted by wood stoves, and residents who use wood as a sole source of heat. Alternatively, residents can receive $750 for decommissioning a fireplace.
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted.
Applicants must apply to have their project approved and receive a Notice to Proceed from the Air District before proceeding. Approved projects will receive a reimbursement rebate after completion.
Applicants must own a residential property located with the Air Districtís jurisdiction. The Bay Area will ban the use of uncertified wood stoves
beginning in November 2016 (residents without other heating options must acquire an EPA certified wood stove and register the device with the District).
For more information, please visit the program website
or contact the Grants Programs Information Request Line at (415) 749-4994.