Great Basin announces woodstove voucher program

Press release

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is pleased to announce that residents of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties who have not previously participated in a prior change-out program through the District are eligible for one $2,000 or $4,000 voucher, on a first-come, first-served basis to use toward the replacement of a non-EPA certified wood stove or insert that is currently used as a primary source of heat with a certified woodstove or insert, a natural gas or propane heating device, or an electric heating device. Voucher values will be determined by the location of the residence and/or the applicant’s income.

The program will begin on August 1, 2018 and continue until funds are exhausted. Interested residents can contact Susan Cash at the District at scash@gbuapcd.org  or by calling (760) 872-8211 extension 230. Further information and applications can be obtained at the District offices at 157 Short Street in Bishop or at www.gbuapcd.org/woodstoves.

The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program (Program) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. Assembly Bill 1613 committed $5,000,000 in funding for replacing uncertified, inefficient wood burning devices with cleaner burning and more efficient devices.

Statute establishes investment minimums for disadvantaged and low-income communities and low-income households. The Program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. 

 

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