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MDHHS seeks proposals for Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program

Program is part of state’s strategy to Get Ahead of Lead

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting proposals to provide the Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program in 11 communities across the state.

The Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program aims to prevent lead exposure from drinking water among households with children or pregnant persons enrolled in Medicaid. Proposals are sought to provide these services in Albion, Benton Harbor, Muskegon Heights, Saginaw, Pontiac, Flint, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Detroit, Inkster, and Ecorse. This program is part of the state’s recently announced Get Ahead of Lead strategy to prevent lead exposure from household plumbing.

MDHHS will train funding recipients to do the following:

  • Perform a lead education home visit.
  • Provide a drinking water filter to the home.
  • Perform a plumbing assessment to document the material of the interior plumbing.
  • Assist the family in applying for the MDHHS Lead Safe Home Program.
  • Assist in installing new primary drinking water faucets if faucets are older than 2014.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, private and public entities, local health departments, federally recognized tribes, a group of federally recognized Michigan tribes, Urban Indian Health Clinic programs, and universities.

The award begins Oct 1, 2024, and ends Sept. 30, 2025. There is $3 million available, with maximum awards of $700,000 and minimum awards of $80,000. Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for noncompetitive annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance.

A pre-application conference will be held to discuss this funding opportunity and provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7, and will last approximately 90 minutes. The webinar can be accessed at At the conclusion of the conference this link can be used to access the recording of the webinar.  

Any questions concerning the RFP must be sent via email to on or before Monday, March 11. Questions may be discussed verbally at the pre-application conference. MDHHS will compile questions and answers and post these as well as any other clarifications or revisions to the initial RFP by Friday, March 15, on the EGrAMS website.

Project director requests to access the application are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 19. Grant applications for the Lead Education and Assessment of Plumbing Program RFP must be submitted electronically through EGrAMS by 3 p.m., Friday, April 26.

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select "About EGrAMS" link in the left panel to access the "Competitive Application Instructions" training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “LEAP-2025” grant program.

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