Updated August 26th, 2016
Vancouver Wood Stove Replacement Program
Status: Active as of August 2016
Location: Vancouver Urban Growth Area
Eligible fuels: Wood (uncertified) -> wood (certified), pellet, gas, electricity, oil, other
Notable feature(s): Participation in other funding programs (e.g., EnergyTrust, Clark Public Utilities, etc.) does not prevent a homeowner from receiving funding under this program. Grants, loans, rebates, etc. are encouraged to be combined to reduce the homeowner's out-of-pocket cost.
The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) offers $375-$2000 grants to homeowners to replace their wood burning stoves and inserts (fireplaces excluded), that do not meet the emissions limits
set by the State of Washington, with EPA-certified wood stoves that meet the state limits
, pellet stoves that meet the state limits
, or alternate fuel devices (e.g., natural gas, propane, electric, etc.). Income qualified applicants are eligible for double-value grants ($750-$4000). Homeowners in the eligible area can also receive $250 for recycling a wood stove which is not currently found on the Washington Department of Ecology’s approved list
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted. It is scheduled to be active from 2015 through June 30, 2017 (as of August 9, 2016, 55% of the program funding has already been exhausted).
The program has two (2) options. Homeowners can apply for a bounty option
and receive a check for recycling their old, un-approved device, or they can apply for the replacement
option and receive a grant voucher ($375-$4000; expires 6 weeks from issuance) to replace their un-approved wood stove with an approved device from a participating vendor
. The voucher is treated “same-as-cash” by the vendors, who will also make arrangements to have the old wood stove destroyed.
Replacement: The property where the un-approved wood stove is installed must be within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area
(UGA), the resident(s) must burn at least one (1) cord of wood per year (on average) and the current wood stove must not
appear on the state’s list of approved wood stoves
Bounty: The property must be within the UGA and contain an installed wood stove which does not
appear on the current list of approved devices
. The sale of an un-approved wood stove is illegal in the state of Washington
. All applicants (replacement or bounty options) must be the homeowner, not a tenant. The un-approved wood stove must currently be installed in the home. Wood stoves which have already been removed from the home are not eligible for either program option.
For more information, please visit the program website
or contact the Southwest Clean Air Agency at (360) 574-3058, ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org