Grand Rapids and Muskegon get $2.3 Million for Lead Control
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $7 million to communities around Michigan to expand residential lead hazardous services.
Grand Rapids and Muskegon will receive over $2.3 million.
Grand Rapids will receive $1.5 million and Muskegon will receive $880,005. Battle Creek will also receive $1.5 million.
Grant money will be used for:
- 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 from eligible residences.
- Removal or covering of soil lead hazards up to eligible residence property lines.
- Minimal rehabilitation to the extent the work will extend the life of the lead abatement work done.
- 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.
Funding is provided through Michigan’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. Grants of up to $1.5 million were available for qualifying cities and counties. Only households with a Medicaid-enrolled resident are eligible to receive the services.