MENDOCINO CO., 11/07/18 — Thanks to a new pilot program, Mendocino county residents can apply to receive some funding towards replacing their wood stove or fireplace with a new,”cleaner burning” heat source. The Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is taking applications from low-income residents to receive up to $4,000 towards installing a new heating device.
The application will be accepted until November 30. Here’s the full press release with all the details from the Air District:
Woodstove Replacement Pilot Program
The Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is now accepting
applications from low-income residents in Mendocino County to replace their old, non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open hearth fireplace, with a newer, cleaner burning device.
Approved applicants will receive a voucher valued up to $4000 towards the purchase and installation of a new certified device, to be professionally installed by a licensed contractor in accordance with local fire and building codes.
Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2018.
For more information or to obtain an application, contact the District at 707-463-4354 or online at: www.mendoair.org. The District office is located at 306 E Gobbi St., in Ukiah.
This project is supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) program. This voucher program is subject to state requirements and agreements with the California Air Resources Board and the California Air Pollution Control Officer’s Association.
Are you aware of a similar program in Sonoma County? We live just south of the Mendocino County line. At 72 and on Social Security and another small income, my husband and I live on family property and cut fallen trees for wood. We would love to upgrade to a newer, cleaner burning wood stove and as much as possible reduce our pollution. Thank you for any info you can offer. Pamela Tinnin
Hi Pamela, I would get in touch with the Sonoma County Air Management District or your local equivalent. This is a pilot program coordinated between the local agency and the state Air Board so there may be something similar in other counties.
I am curious: does “cleaner burning” mean “fossil fuel?” af
The announcement didn’t provide additional details about exactly which devices qualify, but we will try to follow up.