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More than $7 million awarded to expand community residential lead hazard services
November 04, 2022
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $7 million in community grants to expand residential lead hazard control services to eligible households with a Medicaid-enrolled resident.
Funding is provided through Michigan’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Grants of up to $1.5 million were available for qualifying cities, counties or consortiums to provide lead hazard control services. Awarded grantees include:
Grantee Name Target Area Amount Awarded
City of Battle Creek Calhoun County $1,500,000
Community Action Agency Lenawee and Hillsdale counties $1,231,125
City of Detroit City of Detroit $1,274,300
City of Grand Rapids Kent County $700,000
Human Development Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac $1,062,900
Commission Lapeer and Bay counties
Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft All Upper Peninsula counties $500,000
Community Action Agency
City of Muskegon Muskegon County $880,100
Wayne County Health Dept. City of Highland Park $520,000
City of Benton Harbor City of Benton Harbor $100,000
Activities must be completed by Sept. 30, 2023. Services available for funding under this initiative include, but are not limited to, the following efforts:
- Lead inspection, risk assessment and/or elevated blood lead investigation activities to determine the presence of lead hazards.
- Permanent removal, enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint and lead dust hazards for eligible residences.
- Removal or covering of soil lead hazards up to eligible residence property lines.
- Minimal rehabilitation to help sustain the lead abatement work.
- Removal of pre-2014 faucets and fixtures used for human consumption, plumbing and/or service lines deemed to be a lead hazard.
- Temporary relocation of residents during lead abatement activities.
- Building local capacity to safely and effectively abate lead hazards.
For more information about lead services, visit Michigan.gov/mileadsafe.
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