Grants for lead pipe replacement

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Grants for lead pipe replacement
Lead pipes are considered health hazards. (Pipes and more pipes image by rider from Fotolia.com)

Several grant programs are available to replace lead pipes and other presence of lead in residential, public and commercial buildings. Grants are used to pay for renovation and remodelling projects once the lead pipes are removed. Funds are also used to cover labour and administrative costs. Although grants generally do not have to be repaid, some programs require repayment of funds if recipients do not satisfy the terms of their grant agreement.

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Individual Water and Waste Grants

Individual Water and Waste Grants are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Grants are used to replace and install plumbing fixtures, bathtubs, showers, kitchen and bathroom sinks, outdoor spigots and water heating systems. Funds are also used to build bathrooms in homes if they are lacking. These grants are available to low-income homeowners who live in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.

Housing and Community Facilities Programs National Office

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Room 5014 South Building

14th Street and Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20250

202-720-9619

rurdev.usda.gov

Very Low Income Housing Repair Program

The Very Low Income Housing Repair Program is sponsored by the USDA. This program provides grants to remove health and safety hazards in and around homes. Home renovation and modification projects that are needed as a result of hazard removals are also covered by the grants. Applicants must be 62 years of age or older and cannot afford loan obligations. Recipients are not allowed to sell their homes for three years or the funds will be recouped by the grant program.

Housing and Community Facilities Programs National Office

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Room 5014 South Building

14th Street and Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20250

202-720-9619

rurdev.usda.gov

Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) sponsors the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program which provides grants to address the hazards of lead in homes and housing units occupied by low-income families. Grants are used to remove lead from homes through renovation and remodelling projects. Funds are also used to establish programs to prevent childhood lead poisoning and establish a public registry of lead-safe housing. Eligible applicants include city, county, local and tribal government agencies.

Bill Nellis

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control

451 Seventh St. SW

Room 8236

Washington, DC 20410-3000

202-402-7684

hud.gov

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