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EPA Lead Program
Grant Fact Sheet
Groundwork Denver and
Northeast Denver Housing
Center
Denver; CO
EPA has selected Groundwork Denver (GWD)
and Northeast Denver Housing Center
(NDHC) in Denver, CO for a Targeted Lead
Grant.
GWD and NDHC will partner to identify high-
risk housing, using an innovative tool developed
with previous EPA funding, to target areas of
undocumented elevated blood lead levels. This
information will help educate health
departments in Colorado about potential lead
poisoning prevention opportunities.
The project will help meet the city-wide goal of
eliminating lead poisoning by 2010 by
identifying high-risk houses and controlling lead
hazards. By referral to NDHC, the project
expects to repair 25 homes, immediately
preventing lead poisoning cases for current and
future occupants. Additional actions include:
	Conducting 8,800 home surveys to
determine lead risk,
	Delivering invitations for blood-lead testing and to receive educational materials to 2,239
homes,
	Performing targeted blood-lead testing for children,
	Conducting 35 full-scale risk assessments of homes,
	Educating 40 health care providers, and
	Referring 25 homes to the state's lead hazard control program for repair.
EPA's Targeted Lead Grants
EPA's Targeted Lead Grant Program funds
projects in areas with high incidences of
children with elevated blood-lead levels in
vulnerable populations. In 2007 the Agency
awarded more than $5.2 Million in grants
under this ambitious program. These
targeted grants are intended to address
immediate needs of the communities in
which they are awarded, and will also
highlight lead poison prevention strategies
that can be used in similar communities
across the country.
EPA's lead program is playing a major role
in meeting the federal goal of eliminating
childhood lead poisoning as a major public
health concern by 2010, and the projects
supported by these grant funds are an
important part of this ongoing effort.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control in 1978 there were 13.5 million
children in the US with elevated blood lead
levels. By 2002, that number had dropped
to 310,000.
For more information about EPA's Lead
Program, visit www.epa.gov/lead or call
the National Lead Information Center at
1-800-424-LEAD.
2007 Targeted Lead Grant Program
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
www.epa.gov/lead

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