EPA Announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants Awarded Across Four New England States

EPA announces 12 Healthy Communities Grants awarded across four New England states totaling $372,286. Funding will support the following lead-related projects: The Centro de Apoyo Familiar project in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Childhood Lead Action Project in New Hampshire, and the Clean Water Fund in Connecticut. EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program combines resources […]

Rhode Island Housing

RIHousing LeadSafe Homes Program – The LeadSafe Homes Program provides assistance to remediate lead-paint based hazards inside and outside of the home. In most instances, this assistance is free, and is available to both single and multi-family properties statewide. More information on the program can be found at leadsafehomesri.com [leadsafehomesri.com], and applicants can apply online […]

RI Environmental Lead Program June 2020

As of October 1, 2019, the lead hazard mitigation program has been assimilated into the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) Lead Based Paint Program. This is a lead safety initiative to create one comprehensive, compliance driven integrated Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. (This program was previously housed in the Housing Resources Commission (HRC) which had […]

Vermont’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program – 2019 Data Update

Vermont has made steady progress in reducing the number of children with blood lead levels at or above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL). From 2006 through 2019, the percentage of 1- and 2-year olds with blood lead levels greater than or equal to 5 µg/dL declined (1-year olds from 19.4% to 4.2%, and 2-year olds […]

NH Hosts Property Owner Information Sessions on Lead Hazards in Rental Units

The NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been hosting education sessions for property owners since June 2019. The two hour sessions are held in Concord at the Division of Public Health Services. HHLPPP staff collaborate with representatives from NH Legal Assistance and the State’s three HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs to […]

NH Public Health Regional Networks Receive Lead Primary Prevention Funds

New Hampshire’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has collaborated with the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program to braid funding to establish sub-contracts with twelve of New Hampshire’s Public Health Regions to implement local lead primary prevention activities in their high-risk communities. A total of $213,000 was distributed through contracts for the period of […]

Certification Changes for Inspectors and Lead Risk Assessors in Connecticut

Due to coronavirus, the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is changing the way it trains and certifies local health officials who serve as Lead Inspectors and Lead Risk Assessors. With state-mandated social distancing in place, the refresher training format had to be changed. This year’s refresher training will be done online, […]