Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Lead Hazard Control Grant, 2014-2017

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Phone: (585) 753-5087
Fax: (585) 753-5025

Lead Hazard Control Grant

The Monroe County Department of Public Health was awarded a 3 year $3,270,000 “Lead Hazard Control Grant” from The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control.  The grant will be administered from December 1, 2014 – November 30, 2017.

The grant will increase the city of Rochester’s lead safe affordable housing and reduce housing related health hazards in conjunction with lead hazard control activities.  More than $1.9 million will be devoted over three years to fund direct lead hazard control and healthy home interventions in 270 dwellings located in the high risk areas for childhood lead poisoning in the city of Rochester, New York.  Reimbursement Homeowner Grants of up to $11,000/unit will be made available for units housing low and very low income residents.  In an effort to increase the energy efficiency, all windows and doors requiring replacement will meet 2009 Energy Star requirements.  Each unit will be evaluated for moisture/mold, need for pests and refuse management, indoor air, falls, and housing safety issues.  Up to $1000 of the $11,000 grant can be used for these “Healthy Home Interventions”.  Conditions that need to be addressed will be required in the Grant Work Plan.

A combination of cost effective interim and abatement controls will be used by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified Lead Abatement Firms and EPA Certified Renovation Firms to control all identified lead hazards in paint, dust and soil.  To keep costs down all processes related to grant intake, Combined Risk Assessment/Lead Inspections, Work Plans, Job Monitoring and Clearances will be performed by MCDPH grant funded and in-kind staff.  Owners who are approved for funding are required to leverage all additional Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Home costs beyond the reimbursable $11,000. In addition to Lead and Healthy Home Interventions, this grant has two community partners:

In addition to Lead and Healthy Home Interventions, this grant has several community partners:

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Lead Skills Training and Community Outreach Education Partners

  • The MCDPH's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) staff will conduct outreach and education at community events, health fairs, and with local neighborhood groups, health care providers, and pre-schools focusing on at-risk families. CLPPPP will also refer families who have a child with an elevated blood lead level. 
  • Cornell University-Industrial Labor Relations will provide EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Initial 8-hour and Refresher Training.  Training will be provided for low-income residents, contractors, property owners and the general public.  (See Lead Skills Training)

How to Apply for Funding?

MCDPH HUD Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Home Grant Fact Sheet/Application (2014-2017)

After reviewing Grant Fact Sheet and Eligibility Requirements, complete Application and Return Application & Required Documentation to:

Monroe County Department of Public Health
Lead Program - HUD LHC Grant
111 Westfall Road - Room 844
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 753-5087

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Lead Training (FREE)

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint. This grant funds Free Lead Skills Training. Training is provided by Cornell University – Industrial Labor Relations.

Lead Remodeler Renovator Initial 8-Hour Training*

To become a certified renovator, an individual must successfully complete an 8-hour initial renovator training course and pass the hands-on skills assessment and exam.

Training is FREE and open to the general public. Seating is limited but pre-registration is required (see below).

*As of April 2010, federal law requires contractors to become EPA Lead Certified Renovators. The new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (LRRP) affects anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978.  This includes: residential rental property owners/managers, general contractors, maintenance personnel and trade contractors, including: HVAC, painters, plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Link to EPA for detailed information on new Federal Lead Rules for Contractors

To register for 8-hour training:

Monroe County is sponsoring FREE Lead training classes with Cornell University.   Click here to register.

Additional information is available at Cornell University's website: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/healthSafety/training/leadBasedPaint/renovation.html

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Lead Hazard Control Housing Listings

Monroe County is required to maintain a publicly available listing of units in which lead hazards have been controlled under current and past Monroe County Lead Hazard Control Housing and Urban Development Grants.  This listing is updated quarterly and may not be current at the time of viewing.


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