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EPA Lead Program

Grant Fact Sheet

Safe Home Lead Hazard
Control Project

South San Francisco, California

EPA has selected the City of South San
Francisco Fire Department in South San
Francisco, CA for a Targeted Lead Grant.

The South San Francisco Fire Department
plans to use EPA grant funding to increase
public awareness of the health hazards of
lead-based paint and applicable
requirements on lead-based paint among
residents and businesses.

EPA's grant funds would be used to:

	Educate residents on lead hazard
control measures,

	Create lead hazard information sites
in the City,

	Distribute lead test kits and lead
hazard information to child care
providers,

	Perform 400 residential lead risk assessments,

	Conduct lead safe painting and renovation workshops for residents,

	Certify 50 homes as lead free or lead safe, and

	Incorporate lead hazard data in the City's database.

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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