Change-Out Programs

Updated October, 2020

Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program

Bay Area, California


Status: program not accepting applications

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.
Incentive Amounts
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District used to provide $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.

Program Duration

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).

More Information
For more information, please visit the program website or contact the Grants Programs Information Request Line at (415) 749-4994.