Grant to help protect New Castle County families from lead

By Mike Finney
Posted 10/3/22

WILMINGTON – Delaware’s congressional delegation of Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D) on Monday announced an $8 million grant from the U.S. …

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Grant to help protect New Castle County families from lead

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WILMINGTON – Delaware’s congressional delegation of Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D) on Monday announced an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to New Castle County as part of the federal government’s mission to abate lead and make homes safer and healthier for low-income families.

“Today’s grant announcement is a big step forward in strengthening our communities and improving the lives of so many families,” said Sen. Carper. “Across the country, we’ve seen the terrible effects of lead – especially in our most vulnerable communities. I’m proud of the steps this administration has taken to help our residents have a safe and healthy home.”

Last week, HUD announced more than $125 million in grants, including $13 million in HUD’s Healthy Homes Supplemental funding, that went to 26 state and local government agencies to protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards and additional home health hazards.

Included in that funding was $8 million that will go to New Castle County through the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program. The HUD investment will remediate 325 units across the county.

“Today, we are extending our efforts to improve the health and safety of children and other members of families with low incomes,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “The funding provided today will help these families – especially their children – to be healthier and to improve their attendance and experiences in school and work over the coming decades.”

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