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More than $7 million awarded to expand community residential lead hazard services

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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