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

By Michigan Department OF Health and Human 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 NameTarget Area Amount Awarded
City of Battle Creek 
Calhoun County
Community Action Agency
Lenawee and Hillsdale counties
City of Detroit 
City of Detroit 
City of Grand Rapids
Kent County 
Human Development
Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac
Lapeer and Bay counties

Community Action Agency
All Upper Peninsula counties


City of Muskegon
Muskegon County
Wayne County Health Deptartment
City of Highland Park
City of Benton Harbor
City of Benton Harbor 

Activities must be completed by Sept. 30, 2023. Services available for funding under this initiative include, but are not limited to, the following efforts:

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  •  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

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