Million Worth of Grants to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning


Washington—In its attempt to eliminate lead-based paint, lower-income homes, as well as protect children from lead poisoning, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has opened an approximately $110 million grants, September 2, 2010.

The hazards of using lead-based paint in homes have prompted the establishment of HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control and Lead hazard Reduction Demonstration Programs. Initiatives that promote healthy housing programs are encouraged to apply.

Director of the Office of Housing Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Jon Gant, said that grants to protect children will help them achieve their objective to eliminate children’s lead poisoning nationwide. “We look forward to communities applying for these grants so that they can help make older housing safer and healthier for children,” he further added.

In addition to these grants, HUD will be announcing four additional lead grant programs in the near future.

For further information on the availability of lead grant programs, applicants are encouraged to visit the site

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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