WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Bob Casey announced today that $3,070,000 in federal funding has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. This grant will allow the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership to identify and eliminate health hazards in area residences, as well as educate homeowners about the dangers of lead-based paint.
“Every family deserves a safe environment in which to live,” said Senator Casey. “Eliminating lead-based paint will remove a toxin that threatens the health and safety of anyone in these buildings.”
This funding was awarded by the HUD Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control as part of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control, Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration, Lead Outreach and Healthy Homes Tech Studies Grant Programs. It will allow Lawrence County to evaluate 220 homes for lead paint and lead hazards, eliminate lead hazards in 210 homes, educate at least 750 individuals and provide training to 150 Lawrence residents.