Wood Stove Conversion Assistance Program

October 2 Greater Salt Lake City Registration

Open Registration Schedule for Greater Salt Lake City (Salt Lake Meridian Area)

Registration for awards on this webpage will take place on the following schedule:

  • October 2-3, 2019 at 6 a.m. for 100 awards
  • November 4-5, 2019 at 6 a.m. for 100 awards
  • December 2-3, 2019 at 6 a.m. for 100 awards

The first 100 registrants per month will subsequently receive a pre-application notice within a week after the registration closes, followed by a link to the online application.

Program Eligibility

Financial incentives are currently available for homeowners who reside within 6 radial miles of the Salt Lake Meridian who wish to:

  • Exchange an operational wood stove (including pellet) for a gas stove (natural gas or propane); or
  • Convert a fireplace to a gas fireplace (natural gas or propane). This program only applies to gas inserts, NOT gas logs; or
  • Convert a fireplace or wood stove to an electric appliance.

Program Area

6 Radial Miles of the Salt Lake Meridian

6 Radial Miles of the Salt Lake Meridian. Click for larger view (1 MB)


Register Here if your home is located within the program area

Program Summary

  • Limit 1 award per household.
  • Program does not apply to rental and commercial properties.
  • Retroactive projects are not eligible. You must have a valid award in hand before beginning this program.
  • Award recipients must use DAQ approved vendors. The award voucher includes a list of cooperating vendors.
  • Wood stoves must be removed and recycled by the program vendor.
Option Award Amount
Low-Income Households Non Low-Income Households
1 Converting a wood stove or fireplace to a propane or natural gas fueled appliance (program excludes gas logs). Up to $4,000 Up to $2,800
2 Converting a wood stove or fireplace to an electric appliance. Up to $2,000 Up to $1,000

Award covers the cost to:

  • Extend electricity and/or gas to the appliance within the house. The grant does not pay for electricity/gas line installation to the residence.
  • The new appliance and installation.

The grant Does Not pay for remodeling and finishing work.

Low-income Household Qualifications

Applicants may request low-income status if the total household adjusted gross income is equal to or below the levels below.

Number of Dependents Total Household Adjusted Gross Income
1 $31,225
2 $42,275
3 $53,325
4 $64,375
5 $75,425
6 $86,475
7 $97,525
8 $108,575
Additional dependent add $11,050

Program Instructions and Funding

Award voucher are valid for 30-days from the date of issuance unless the recipient enters into contract with a program approved vendor. Once you enter into contract with an approved vendor, you must give the vendor your award voucher for processing. The vendor will reduce the cost of the purchase per the DAQ award voucher at the time of purchase. Reimbursements are paid directly to the DAQ approved vendors.

The project must be completed within 100-days of receiving an award; otherwise, the award voucher is automatically voided.

Future Program News

This program will become available in remaining portions of Salt Lake and Davis counties, Box Elder, Utah and Weber counties in 2020-2021. Registration periods will be announced on this webpage in advance. Following, is a tentative schedule for 2020:

Box Elder

  • January 6-8 (25 Awards)
  • March 2-4 (25 Awards)
  • June 1-3 (25 Awards)

Weber

  • January 27-29 (25 Awards)
  • March 23-25 (25 Awards)
  • June 15-17 (25 Awards)

Davis

  • January 13-15 (25 Awards)
  • March 11-13 (25 Awards)
  • June 29-July 1 (25 Awards)

Salt Lake

  • February 3-5 (50 Awards)
  • April 6-8 (50 Awards)
  • July 13-15 (50 Awards)

Contact Information

November 4 Cache & December 10 Utah Counties Registration

The Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ), through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has developed a wood smoke reduction incentive program for homeowners to reduce wintertime pollution from wood burning in the seven counties that currently fail to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulates.

There are no funds left in Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Box Elder, and Weber counties.

There are limited funds left in Utah and Cache Counties that are released during posted registration periods shown below.

Program Summary

Financial incentives are available for homeowners who reside in Cache County and who wish to:

  • Exchange an operational wood stove (including pellet) for a gas stove (natural gas or propane);
  • Convert a fireplace to a gas fireplace (natural gas or propane); or
  • Exchange an operational uncertified wood stove for an EPA certified wood stove.

NOTE: This program only applies to gas inserts, NOT gas logs.

Rebate Amounts for Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Tier

Device Change-out

Rebate Amount

Low-income households

Non low-income households

1 Any operational wood stove/insert or open fireplace to natural gas- or propane-fueled appliance. Wood stoves MUST be recycled by our vendor as part of this program $3,800 $2,800
2 Operational uncertified wood stove/insert to EPA-certified wood stove/insert. Uncertified wood stove MUST be recycled by our vendor as part of this program $500 $500

The grant Does Not pay for remodeling and finishing work.

Low-income Household Qualifications:

Applicants may request low-income status if the total household income is equal to or below the levels below.

Number of exemptions on your federal tax return Adjusted Gross Household Income
1 $31,225
2 $42,275
3 $53,325
4 $64,375
5 $75,425
6 $86,475
7 $97,525
8 $108,575
Additional exempt add $11,050

Eligibility

Applicants must be the legal owner of the home. Commercial and rental properties are not eligible. Homes must be located within Cache County.

  • Applicants are limited to 1 incentive award per household.
  • Wood stoves must be operational.
  • All purchases, installation, and decommissioning work must be performed by a DAQ authorized dealer. A list of authorized dealers will be included in the award document.

NOTE: Retroactive projects are not eligible. You must have a valid award in hand before beginning this program.

Program Instructions and Funding

Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Eligible applicants are issued an award voucher that expire 30-days from the date of issuance unless the recipient enters into contract with a program approved vendor. Vouchers are automatically voided after 30-days. The project under this program must be completed within 100-days of receiving an award; otherwise, the award voucher is automatically voided.

Once you enter into contract with our approved vendor, you must give the vendor your award voucher for processing. The vendor will reduce the cost of the purchase per the DAQ award voucher at the time of purchase. Reimbursements are paid directly to the DAQ approved vendors.

Open Registration Schedule for Cache County

Registration for awards on this webpage will take place on the following schedule:

Open Registration Schedule for Utah County

Contact Information

Update Your Wood Fireplace to a Gas Fireplace

DIY process for changing out your old wood fireplace insert for a new gas fireplace insert.