The wood smoke reduction grant is a financial incentive program to help homeowners convert their wood stove or fireplace to a natural gas, propane fueled, or electric.
How do I register?
- Before registering, check below to see if you qualify.
- One registration per household.
- Register faster by bookmarking the event link and going right to the registration form at 6 AM that day.
Does my home qualify?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I qualify as low-income?
Please see the low income chart at the bottom of this page to view income qualifications. You may apply for low income if the total household income is equal to or below the levels on the chart.
Please note that each household member counts if claimed on your federal tax return. For example, a household that claims a husband, wife, and two children would look at number four for the household income levels.
How do I register?
An Eventbrite link will become active on the scheduled registration date at 6 a.m. Use the link and follow the application instructions to apply. Be sure to complete all required fields! Once you are done with the registration process, Eventbrite will send you a ticket number, which is used to confirm that you have successfully completed the registration. Please note, the ticket number is not an award number.
What happens after I register?
We will notify you once the registration window closes if you qualify or not. If you qualify, we will email you an application link. After you complete the application you will receive an award voucher.
How do I get an award?
We will review your registration to establish your grant eligibility. If you qualify, we will send you a link to the grant application.
How much will my award amount be?
The award amount varies based on the type of project you select on the application and your household income. Please refer to the dollar amounts table at the bottom of this page.
What do I do with the award voucher?
The award voucher includes the names and contact information for approved vendors. We encourage you to get at least two vendor quotes for your conversion within 30 days after you receive the award. Once you select a vendor, you must enter in a contract to lock-in your award. The vendor will reduce the project cost by the amount of your voucher.
If I can not use my voucher at this time, can I apply again in the future?
Yes, however, there is no guarantee that the program will continue beyond the current posted registration schedule as grant funds are limited.
What if I have a wood stove or fireplace but I don’t use it regularly?
Wood stoves or fireplaces must be used for a significant amount of home heating during cold months. Homeowners who occasionally burn wood are not eligible for this program.
I just moved into my house, can I participate in the program?
No, you must be the legal owner of the home for at least one year. Rental properties, commercial properties, and garages are also not eligible.
I live outside of an eligible county, can I still participate?
No, only residents in eligible counties may participate in the program. Please check back for future programs in your county.
How the stove replacement process works
Eligible applicants are issued an award voucher that expires 30 days from the date it is given to the homeowner, unless the recipient enters into a contract with a program approved vendor. The project under this program must be completed within 100 days of receiving an award.
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 by the amount of the voucher at the time of purchase. Reimbursements are paid directly to DAQ approved vendors.
Wood stoves may not be removed by the homeowner. The contracted vendor must remove the wood stove and send it to a recycling center for destruction.
|Award Options||Rebate Amount|
Non low-income households
|Converting a wood stove or fireplace to a propane or natural gas fueled appliance (program excludes gas logs)||Up to $4,300||Up to $3,000|
|Converting a wood stove or fireplace to an electric appliance||Up to $2,000||Up to $1,000|
Low-Income Household Requirements
Applicants may request low-income status if the total household income is equal to or below these levels.
|Number of people claimed* on your federal tax return||Adjusted Gross Household Income|
* Each household member counts if claimed on your federal tax return. For example, a household that claims a husband, wife, and two children would look at four (4) for the required household income levels.