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 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|
|Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac|
Lapeer and Bay counties
Community Action Agency
|All Upper Peninsula counties||$500,000|
|City of Muskegon||Muskegon County||$880,100|
|Wayne County Health Deptartment||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:
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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 Michigan.gov/mileadsafe.