The Lead Hazard Control Grant is currently accepting applications. The Lead Hazard Control Grant provides funding for homeowners and property owners to mitigate lead based paint hazards in older homes. Assistance is for owner-occupied and multi-family low and moderate income households within a target area. The target area includes households located within Cedar Rapids including the five core Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) neighborhoods. In this area, 3% of the children have already tested at an elevated blood lead level.
Funds are available for primary prevention in homes built prior to 1978, for households who have children under the age of six, and who meet program guidelines. The opportunity is through a partnership with the City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County Public Health.
The program provides funds to reduce hazards associated with lead paint poisoning in the home including:
> Inspection Costs
> Improvement Costs
> Healthy Homes Assessment and Education
To learn more about the program or to apply, click the link below or paste the following link into your browser: