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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
$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
Commission 
Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac
Lapeer and Bay counties
$1,062,900

Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft
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.

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