Monday, February 01, 2016 - The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) is happy to announce that we are, once again, offering grant funding to property owners within the Vancouver Urban Growth Area who wish to replace old freestanding wood stoves and wood-burning fireplace inserts which are no longer approved for new installations by the Washington Department of Ecology. Those who are eligible for the program can receive up to $4,000, in the form of an Instant Credit voucher, to aid in the replacement of their non-approved heating device.
In addition to the "replacement" program, SWCAA is also offering monetary payments to property owners who are willing to remove an old wood stove or fireplace insert, but do not need to replace it with anything (i.e., the home already has another source of heat which can replace the removed stove). Participants in this option of our wood stove program will receive a payment of $250 for removing and delivering their non-approved heating device to the participating metal recycler.
The program is active at this time and will expire on June 30, 2017, or when grant funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first. APPLY TODAY!