Wood Stove Conversion Assistance Program

NOTE: Applications are no longer being accepted.

The current source of funding is from a federal grant that will continue until all the funds are exhausted in Cache and Utah counties. There are no funds available in Salt Lake, Davis, Tooele, Box Elder, and Weber counties.

Funding News

The state legislature has passed a bill providing funding that will become available after July 1, 2019. That funding has different program requirements than the federal grant, consequently we cannot combine the programs. More information available after July, 2019.

Utah County: Applications will re-open July 2, 2019 for 180 awards.

Cache County: Applications will re-open July 2, 2019 for 300 awards.

Current Federal Grant Program

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.

Program Summary

Financial incentives are available for homeowners who reside in portions of Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah and Weber counties 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

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 Dependents 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 dependent add $11,050

Eligibility

Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters may not participate. Homes must be located within the regions shown on the map.

  • 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 eligable. 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.

Contact Information

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