Woodsmoke Reduction Program

New applications for the Woodsmoke Reduction Program are currently not available. The District is working to fund a backlog of applications submitted in 2018. You can contact the District at 530-332-9400 or jmandly@bcaqmd.org to be added to our outreach list for the next opportunity to apply.

The Woodsmoke Reduction Program (Program) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts cap-and-trade dollars to work. The Program is designed to help households replace an non-EPA certified wood stove or insert used as a primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. Open hearth fireplaces may be eligible for the Program if the fireplace is used as a primary source of heat (backup documentation required).  This Program will offer Vouchers towards the purchase and installation of a new EPA-certified woodstove, fireplace wood insert, gas (natural gas or propane), or electric device.

Devices located within disadvantaged communities or low-income communities as defined on this map qualify for the Enhanced Incentive Voucher (up to $5,000).  Low-income households outside of these areas also quality for the Enhanced Incentive Voucher.  To qualify as low-income, the household must show proof of enrollment in a low-income assistance program (WIC, LIHEAP, CARE) or have a household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income (currently at $51,026).  Remaining residents outside the map areas are eligible for the Standard Voucher of $1,000.

Once you receive a voucher, you must make a commitment to purchase a new device from a Participating Retailer within 4 weeks. The new device must be installed by a licensed contractor and meet local fire and building codes; do-it-yourself installations are not allowed under this program.

Participating Retailers (2020)
Building Permit Fees and Information About Building Inspections

For addresses in Butte County only, submit your Application and a photo of the existing device by mail, email, or hand deliver to:

Butte County Air Quality Management District
629 Entler Avenue  Suite 15
Chico, CA 95928

If you are visiting this page from a neighboring county, please find the corresponding Air District contact information below:

Neighboring Air Districts
Colusa County APCD
Address:  100 Sunrise Blvd. #F Colusa, 95932
Phone:     530-458-0590

Glenn County APCD
Address:  720 N Colusa Street Willows, 95988
Phone:     530-934-6500

Feather River AQMD (Yuba, Sutter)
Address:  541 Washington Avenue Yuba City, 95991
Phone:    530-634-7659

Northern Sierra AQMD (Plumas, Sierra, Nevada)
Address: 200 Litton Drive #320 Grass Valley, 95945
Phone:    530-274-9360

Shasta County AQMD
Address: 1855 Placer Street Suite 101 Redding, 96001
Phone:   530-225-5674

Tehama APCD
Address: 1834 Walnut Street Red Bluff, 96080
Phone:    530-527-3717

The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program will be administered by the Butte County Air Quality Management District in coordination with the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The District will administer the Program locally in order meet the goals and requirements of the Program Guidelines, available at:  https://www.arb.ca.gov/planning/sip/woodsmoke/reduction_program.htm.

Please contact Jason Mandly at (530) 332-9400 ext 108 or jmandly@bcaqmd.org to be placed on the mailing list to be notified when the Program becomes available.

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