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July 20, 2016
City of Grand Rapids Receives $2.9 Million to Reduce Childhood Lead Poisoning (214 KB)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced June 20, 2016 that the City of Grand Rapids will receive $2.9 million to help reduce childhood lead poisoning by eliminating lead paint hazards in housing.
The HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is making the award through the 2016 Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program. The three-year grant will support the City’s Lead Hazard Control Program operated by the Community Development Department. The grant also provides Healthy Homes funding to concurrently address other home health and safety hazards. The City’s partners include the Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan, the Kent County Health Department, LINC Community Revitalization, Inc., and the Rental Property Owners Association.
September 15, 2014
Get the Lead Out! Press Kit (822 KB)
Get the Lead Out! - now in 10th year - announces deadline for applications to make GR homes lead safe. To be considered for the funding, applications should be received by Dec. 1, 2014. Press kit contains: press release, fact sheet, media sources, images, b-roll, additional reports and resources.
In the News
January 2016 - Lead poisoning in W. MI: ‘It’s not something in the past’ (WOOD TV-8)
December 2015 - Data shows even higher lead poisoning in kids in West Michigan than Flint (FOX-17)
December 2015 - Far from Flint, lead remains an irreversible scourge (Bridge)
March 2015 - Federal and local money work to stop lead poisoning in city (Grand Rapids Business Journal)
October 2014 - Lead poisoning prevention as economic development (The Rapidian)
September 2014 - Getting the word out about Get the Lead Out (Michigan Radio)
September 2014 - Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition get lead contamination out of homes (WYCE via The Rapidian)
September 2014 - Get the Lead Out! (WZZM-13)
September 2014 - 'Get the Lead Out': Program to help families make homes safe (Fox 17)
September 2014 - Grants available to remove lead poisoning in Grand Rapids homes (Mlive)
Get the Lead Out! Program Brochure (524 KB)