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Wood Smoke Education and Enforcement Fund

Wood smoke is one of the main sources of air pollution in Washington. Wood stoves, fireplaces, and other wood burning devices put out hundreds of times more air pollution than other sources of heat such as natural gas or electricity. RCW 70.94.483 established a wood stove education program to increase awareness of health effects of wood smoke and ways to reduce it. The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) provides grant money to local clean air agencies for projects that support wood smoke education and enforcement efforts.

Wood Smoke Education and Enforcement Grants are funded by a $30 fee at the time of retail sale of each wood burning device.

Wood Smoke Education and Enforcement Grants

Wood Smoke Education and Enforcement Grants to local clean air agencies pay for public education about health effects of wood smoke and ways to reduce it, as well as activities supporting clean burning and burn ban enforcement efforts.

Applications Accepted Who’s Eligible Eligible Project Types Match Grant Limit
Once each biennium Washington State local clean air agencies and Ecology regional offices Activities specific to wood stove education and enforcement programs None Grant funding is limited to collections reported to the Department of Revenue, per RCW 70.94.017(1).
Rod Tinnemore
Email: rod.tinnemore@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: (360) 407-6978