Rep. Grim Announces More Than $1M in Funding for Initiatives to Combat Lead Poisoning

State Rep. Michele Grim

State Rep. Michele Grim (D-Toledo) last week announced that the City of Toledo’s Department of Housing and Community Development has received $1.05M from The Lead Safe Housing Fund Community Primary Prevention Grant, provided through the Ohio Department of Health. The grant funds will provide for the lead housing registry, community education, and outreach initiatives.

“Lead exposure can be extremely detrimental to one’s individual health and well-being, especially for children. Funding like this is essential to provide educational opportunities, giving community members the tools they need to identify dangerous lead hazards and take steps to protect their family,” said Rep. Grim.

City of Toledo residents may register for lead service line replacement at no cost to the property owner until December 31st. Additionally, the City is offering Lead Paint Remediation< for certain eligible homeowners. Residents can also find information at Lead Safe Toledo.