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Toolkit to Fund Lead Poisoning Prevention

Welcome

Over half a million children under six are currently lead poisoned in the United States. Millions of other children live in households where they are at risk for the life-long detrimental impacts of lead exposure. Despite the scale and urgency of the problem, communities across the country continue to struggle to find funding to address residential lead hazards. The Lead Funding Toolkit has been designed as a practitioner’s guide to assist communities in assembling an array of sustainable resources to support lead poisoning prevention. The Toolkit provides specific guidance on accessing, deploying and leveraging lead funding tools, and includes examples of funding tools that are supporting communities like yours in eliminating lead poisoning. 

In 2016, GHHI issued a Call to Action to end childhood lead poisoning in the US in five years. Since then, hundreds of partners have signed on to share our commitment as part of the National Campaign to End Lead Poisoning. We’d like to recognize the National Lead Campaign partners in the public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors who participated in the creation of this Toolkit, and who continue advance innovations and best practices in lead poisoning prevention. Join us in our call to action! Together, we can eliminate the toxic legacy of lead for this generation of America’s children.  

Using the Lead Funding Toolkit

The Lead Funding Toolkit features over 40 sources of funding currently used to address lead hazards in residential properties, and outlines strategies on the horizon of lead poisoning prevention. To help in exploring the Toolkit, we suggest you complete the brief Asset and Gap Analysis Tool, which will provide context for your search for funding to address your community’s specific funding needs. You may also wish to use the Strategic Implementation Planning Tool to create a road map to guide your community’s funding decision-making.

This Toolkit provides specific implementation instructions for each funding strategy and highlights examples of funding in communities across the countryFunding tools are categorized by both funding source and funding use. The buttons below allow you to filter by each category. Clicking a button will turn that category button dark green, and produce a corresponding list of funding tools at the bottom of the page. Clicking multiple filter buttons will further narrow your list of funding tools. To clear your selections, simply click each filter button so that it appears light green. To learn more about a specific funding tool, click on the button for that tool. Each funding tool can be printed using the ‘Print This Document’ button on the left side of the page, allowing you to create a Funding Toolkit tailored to your state’s or community’s unique needs.

The ‘Current Lead Remediation Grant Opportunities’ link, below, takes you to a monthly-updated list of current opportunities for lead-related funding.

For additional information, email us at toolboxinfo@ghhi.org.

CHECK THE CURRENT LEAD REMEDIATION GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

  • LEAD FUNDING SOURCE

  • LEAD FUNDING USE

U.S. Conference of Mayors

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Funding and Financing

Healthcare

State and Local Public Funding

HHS Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

DOE Weatherization Assistance Program

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

Opportunity Zones

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

General Obligation Bonds

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

Affordable Housing Trust Funds

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

Community Reinvestment Act

Funding and Financing

Innovative Funding Sources

Philanthropy

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Public Service Commission Funds – Utility Mergers

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Utility Programs

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Federal Home Loan Bank

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Social Impact Financing – Pay for Success

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Hospital Community Benefits

Funding and Financing

Private and Cross-Sector Funding

Lead-Based Paint and Lead Pigment Manufacturer Lawsuits

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

State Attorney General Settlement Funds

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

Paint Tax, Fee or Surcharge

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

Rental Assistance Demonstration Program for Public Housing

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

Publicly-Funded Trusts

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

General Operating Support/Budget Funds

Funding and Financing

State and Local Public Funding

EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-solving Cooperative Agreement

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

USDA Housing Preservation Grants

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

DHHS Title V Maternal Child Health Block Grants

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

HUD Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

HUD Community Development Block Grant

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

HUD Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Grant Programs

Federal Funding

Funding and Financing

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