The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to expand residential lead hazard control services in Michigan including a grant of $1.5 million for the City of Grand Rapids.

The funding was provided through Michigan’s Children’s Health Insurance Program and is being awarded to eligible households with a Medicaid enrolled resident.

The City of Battle Creek also received $1.5 million and the Human Development Commission in Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac and Lapeer counties received a total of $962,807.

Grant money may be used for the following purposes:

  • 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.