Many areas have used supplemental environmental project (SEP) funds to replace old wood stoves with cleaner appliances. A SEP is an environmentally beneficial project that a violator of an environmental law voluntarily agrees to undertake in the settlement of a civil enforcement action.
Example SEP Consent Decree Language (Word) (2pp, 30k)
Example SEP Mitigation Plan Language (Word) (10pp with Appendices, 160k)
EPA is working with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to find and promote viable funding options to replace wood-burning appliances with cleaner-burning appliances.
EPA’s Guide to Financing Options for Wood-burning Appliance Changeouts (PDF) (43pp, 296k) is a detailed description of available funding options - from federal funds to third party financing - that may cover the cost of a wood smoke reduction program and the changeouts needed to reduce harmful pollution while providing a warmer, more efficient home heating alternative.