Lead Hazard Remediation Grant Public Meeting

October 11, 2019 01:39 PM
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The City of Galesburg, Illinois has been awarded a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Help Eliminate Lead Program Grant. Grant monies will be used for Lead Hazard Remediation in approximately 200 low-to-moderate-income, privately-owned, owner-occupied (OO) and rental units (RU) throughout the community.
 
The City of Galesburg will hold an informational meeting on October 22, 2019, at 5:00 pm, at Galesburg City Hall, Council Chambers, 55 West Tompkins Street, to introduce the Help Eliminate Lead Program.
 
The program is designed to provide lead-safe housing to privately-owned, owner-occupied and rental units at no cost to homeowners or occupants. Priority will be given to households with pregnant women, children under six, children with elevated blood lead levels and households where children under six frequently visit. Frequent visitation is defined as three hours a day, two days a week or a total of 60 hours a year.
 
Additional funding will include Healthy Homes Supplemental Funding. These funds will be used to enhance, expand, and strengthen activities that reduce significant housing-related health and safety hazards.
 
Residences will need to be located in Galesburg city limits, built prior to 1978 and have lead-based paint hazards in order to be considered for this program.  
 
Interested parties are encouraged to apply by obtaining applications at Galesburg City Hall or Knox County Health Department. Applications will also be available at the informational meeting or by contacting Western Illinois Regional Council at 309-837-3941.
 

 

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