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Grants for Reducing Lead Hazards

As of April 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is posting information about grants that may be used for lead abatement or reduction of lead hazards in California. Most grants are from entities outside of CDPH. Thus, interested parties should contact those entities with questions about applying for the grants and eligibility. If an entity has a grant to offer that is not listed below, please contact the CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch at (510) 620-5600 to request that it be added. The CDPH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch encourages any who are eligible to apply for grants that reduce exposure to environmental lead hazards in California.

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department
Fresno County Environmental Health Division
Department of Housing and Urban Development - FR 6500-N-44
Department of Housing and Urban Development - FR 6500-N-62
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Alameda County Healthy Homes Department

Grant / Funding Source
Lead Hazard Repair Services and Funding
AmountGrants of up to $10,000 per unit for lead hazard repair work.
Summary
Free Lead Paint Repair Grants for owners of pre-1978 residential properties in Alameda County
Our Lead Hazard Repair Funding approved applicants are provided with free lead testing, grant funding of up to $10,000 per unit for lead hazard repairs, free inspection for other healthy housing hazards that may be eligible for additional supplemental funds, and an assigned professional who will provide extensive project assistance, and project monitoring to help make your home or property lead-safe.
Important DatesTo apply for Lead Hazard Repair Services and Funding:
OR
  • Print out the pre-application form (PDF - 126kb) and mail, scan or drop off your completed pre-application.
Drop-Off Locations:
  • Hayward: 224 W. Winton Ave, Rm. 110
  • Oakland: 2000 Embarcadero #300
EligibilityWhat properties are eligible?
  • Properties must be pre-1978 residential property in Alameda County. (Priority for built before 1960)
  • The units must be family housing; SRO hotels are not eligible.
  • Owner-occupied units must be home to a child under six years old or a pregnant woman, or be regularly visited by a child under six at least 2 visits per week of at least 3 hours each visit.
  • Studio units must be home to a child under six years old or a pregnant woman.
  • The units must have low-income occupants. The income limit is determined based on the number of people living in the household, including children. The gross household income of the occupants may not exceed the amount listed in the chart.
Contact

Phone number: 510-567-8280
Mailing address: 2000 Embarcadero, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94606

  • Business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Lead Hazard Repair Services and Funding

Fresno County Environmental Health Division

Grant / Funding Source
Lead Hazard Control Program Fresno County Environmental Health Division
Amount
Grants up to $10,000 for lead hazard repairs.
Summary

The Fresno County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division, is offering no cost grants for lead-based paint repairs.

Qualified units may receive:

  • Grants up to $10,000 for lead hazard repairs
  • Complete project management services
  • Free Lead Risk Assessment Testing
  • Free clearance testing
Important Dates

How to Apply:

  • Call Environmental Health at (559) 600-3357 for a free consultation
OR
  • Complete the pre-application and fax, email, or mail to the Department of Public Health

Are you a tenant? Have your landlord contact the department at (559) 600-3357 for more information or email to EnvironmentalHealth@fresnocountyca.gov

Eligibility

Does your property meet the Following criteria?

  • Built before 1978
  • Owner or tenant meets income standards
  • Unit must be home to a child under 6 or a pregnant woman, or is regularly visited by a child under 6.
Contact

Phone number: (559) 600-3357

EnvironmentalHealth@fresnocountyca.gov

Lead Hazard Control Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development - FR 6500-N-44

Grant / Funding Source
Healthy Homes Production Grant Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-44
Amount

Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000,000

Award Ceiling: $2,000,000

Award Floor: $1,000,000

Summary

The Healthy Homes Production Program (HHP) is part of HUD's overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD's successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the Department's efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards. Applicants receiving a Healthy Homes Production Award will be expected to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Maximize both the number of vulnerable residents protected from housing-related environmental health and safety hazards and the number of housing units where these hazards are controlled;
  • Identify and remediate housing-related health and safety hazards in privately owned, low-income rental and/or owner-occupied housing, especially in units and/or buildings where families with children, older adults sixty-two (62) years and older, or families with persons with disabilities reside;
  • Promote cost-effective and efficient healthy home methods and approaches that can be replicated and sustained;
  • Support public education and outreach that furthers the goal of protecting children and other vulnerable populations from housing-related health and safety hazards;
  • Build local capacity to operate sustainable programs that will prevent and control housing-related environmental health and safety hazards in low- and very low-income residences, and develop a professional workforce that is trained in healthy homes assessment and principles;
  • Promote integration of this grant program with housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weatherization, healthy homes initiatives, local lead-based paint hazard control programs, health and safety programs, and energy efficiency improvement activities and programs;
  • Build and enhance partner resources to develop the most cost-effective methods for identifying and controlling key housing-related environmental health and safety hazards;
  • Promote collaboration, data sharing, and targeting between health and housing departments;
  • Ensure to the greatest extent feasible that job training, employment, contracting, and other economic opportunities generated by this grant will be directed to low- and very-low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in the area in which the project is located. For more information, see 24 CFR 135 (Section 3);
  • Further environmental justice, the fair treatment, and meaningful involvement of all people within the target communities regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, sex, familial status or income regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies; Comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 504") and its implementing regulations at 24 CFR 8, and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Each of these prohibits discrimination based on disability; and Obligation to comply with the Fair Housing Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to affirmatively further fair housing. Note that besides being an "objective" of this NOFO, the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing is also a civil right related statutory and program requirement.
Important Dates

Posted Date: August 4, 2021

Original Closing Date for Applications: October 19, 2021

New Closing Date for Applications: September 21, 2021

The application deadline is 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard time on

 

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:

  • City or township governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Contact

Yolanda A. Brown
Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov

Healthy Homes Production Grant Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development - FR 6500-N-62

Grant / Funding Source

Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-62

Amount

Estimated Total Program Funding: $5,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor: $1,000,000

Summary

To fund Healthy Homes and Weatherization Program Cooperation Demonstration grants in localities that are served by both Healthy Homes and Weatherization Assistance Programs to determine whether coordination between the programs with respect to the implementation of healthy homes remediation activities and energy conservation measures achieves cost effectiveness and better outcomes in improving the safety and quality of homes.

The following are the major goals and objectives of this NOFO:

  • Identify effective strategies for coordination between Lead/Healthy Homes (LHH) and Weatherization programs that maximize program efficiencies and benefits to occupants.
  • Reduce Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) deferrals through coordination with LHH programs.
  • Establish sustainable models of inter-program cooperation, including data sharing, reporting, and targeting/recruiting clients.
  • Identify effective models for the sustainable financing of coordinated healthy homes/weatherization interventions.
  • Identify effective strategies for coordination between Lead/Healthy Homes (LHH) and Weatherization programs that maximize program efficiencies and benefits to occupants.
Important Dates

Posted Date: June 14, 2021

Current Closing Date for Applications: August 17, 2021
The application deadline is 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard time on

EligibilityEligible Applicants:
  • Special district governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • State governments
Contact

Brenda M. Reyes, MD, MPH
Email address: Brenda.m.reyes@hud.gov

Healthy Homes and Weatherization Cooperation Demonstration

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grant / Funding Source

Children's Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities
Environmental Protection Agency

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01

Award

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

Award Ceiling: $200,000

Award Floor: $0

SummaryThe purpose of this Children's Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities solicitation (RFA) is to provide funds for capacity building activities to address disproportionate children's environmental health harms and risks in school and/or childcare settings in, or that primarily serve, low-income and/or minority communities. This RFA provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children. Projects must take place in schools and/or childcare centers that are located in minority and/or low-income communities and/or primarily serve student populations that are minority and/or low-income (e.g., Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Title I schools, tribal schools).
Important Dates

Posted Date: July 19, 2021

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 10, 2021
The application deadline is 11:59:59 pm Eastern Standard time on

EligibilityEligible Applicants:
Assistance under this competition is available to states or state agencies, territories, city or township governments, county governments, the District of Columbia, American Indian Tribes (federally recognized), and possessions of the U.S. It is also available to public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, or public or private nonprofit institutions. Nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply for funding. For-profit organizations, including proprietary colleges and universities, are not eligible for cooperative agreements under this RFA.
Contact

Becky Cook-Shyovitz

EPAchildren@epa.gov

Children's Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities


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