South Central Oregon Economic Development District: Woodstove Change Out Rebate Program

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD) received stimulus funding through the Oregon Department of
Energy for a Woodstove Change Out Rebate Program in the Klamath Falls and Lakeview areas to assist people who currently use old, inefficient wood stoves as a source of heat. The program offered a complete rebate for reasonably priced appliances for homeowners who qualify as low-income and a rebate of up to $1,500 for all who qualify regardless of income. The primary goal of the program was to help bring the communities into compliance with air quality standards, and certified wood burning devices must meet EPA requirements for particulate matter emissions. SCOEDD coordinated with local vendors, assisted homeowners interested in participating, and managed paperwork and reimbursement for each replacement. Over 400 people participated in the program.

Pam Ruddock, Economic Development Associate: [email protected]
Betty Riley, Executive Director: [email protected]

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