The Woodstove Changeout & Repair program has been enormously popular and has helped support customers across the state in upgrading their stove and stove system.
Due to budget realities and the popularity of the program, the CEDF will be ending the Woodstove Changeout & Repairs program on Friday, March 31st. Installers will have until that date to submit complete applications for the program. Income qualification can happen after submission (i.e., does not need to be completed by the end date). Customers will have 6 months to submit final project documentation. We will send reminders to customers and retailers one month before the deadline; however, if they miss the deadline, they will forfeit the reserved incentive.
The Woodstove Change Out and Repairs incentives are available to help cover the costs of replacing old inefficient wood stoves with advanced EPA certified wood and pellet stoves, as well as making related repairs required to ensure the wood stove systems installed meet Vermont’s relevant Fire & Building Safety Codes. Funding is provided from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) via the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) at the Department of Public Service.
Incentives up to $10,000 ($6,000 for stoves and $4,000 for repairs) are available for:
Incentives are based on income eligibility:
|Income Level||Incentive Level|
|Low income (<80% AMI)||80% of Installation Cost up to $6,000 for stove only and up to $10,000 with repairs|
|Moderate income (81% - <120% AMI)||60% of installation cost up to $6,000 for stove only and up to $10,000 with repairs|
To qualify for the change-out and/or the repair incentive, Vermont residents must complete an income verification process with Opportunities Credit Union to determine eligibility at the time of initial application.
|Area||Income Level (% of median income)||INCOME THRESHOLD BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE|
|One Person||Two Person||Three Person||Four Person||Five Person||Six Person||Seven Person||Eight Person|
|Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle||80%||60,100||68,650||77,250||85,800||92,700||99,550||106,400||113,300|
|All other VT counties||80%||51,950||59,400||66,800||74,250||80,200||86,100||92,050||98,000|
Income is defined as the total annual gross income of all family and non-family members age 18 years and older living within the household. Opportunities Credit Union will determine annual household income for all members of the household. For each household member, the credit union will collect the person’s name, all sources of income (including both earned and unearned income), total annual income, and required supporting documentation. Acceptable forms of income documentation are:
Types of income include, but are not limited to: wages, salary, tips, bonuses or commissions payments, public assistance, social security/SSI, child support, regular gifts, unemployment, income earned on assets (savings, IRA, etc.) and some types of financial aid.
Incentives will be applied to the cost of your change out and/or repairs when you work with a Participating Stove Retailer/Installer. View the list of participating stove retailers/installers.
Commercial systems are not eligible.
Please access the incentive through the below forms:
Woodstove Change out and Repairs Voucher Application
Eligible Equipment Inventory for Efficiency Vermont rebate and SSREIP incentive: Qualifying Products
In order to offer this income-eligible incentive to residential customers, stove retailers must submit the SSREIP Woodstove Change out and Repairs Participation Agreement
View the list of participating stove retailers/installers
Eligibility in the program is specified within the SSREIP Woodstove Change out and Repairs Participation Agreement
The SSREIP Terms and Conditions apply to all projects, including those incentives accessed through the Efficiency Vermont rebate process.