Grant funding available to clean up wood burning devices


SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Funding is available countywide to replace old wood burning stove or fireplace. Applicants must live within San Luis Obispo County to replace their old, non-EPA-certified wood stoves, fireplace inserts or open-hearth fireplaces that are used as a primary source of heat with new, cleaner burning devices, such as EPA-certified wood stoves or inserts for natural gas or propane heating devices.

SLO County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is now accepting applications countywide, however, they are giving preference to households that qualify as low income until Aug. 31.

Low-income households may qualify for up to $4,000 and standard incentives may qualify for up to $2,000.

This project is supported by the California Climate Investments (CCI) program, a statewide initiative that puts Cap-and-Trade dollars to work.

Application forms and more information can be found online at SLOCleanAir.org/community/grants/woodsmoke-reduction or call 805-781-5912. Grant funds for projects will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying projects based on the dates when APCD deems the submitted applications to be complete. Award amounts are determined based on income level and project criteria as it relates to the requirements of the program.

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