New England EPA Gives Out $1.75 million in Grants

11/13/2015

The EPA's New England office gave out $1.75 million to 21 different Unknown.pnggrants with the goal of improving public health in a variety of areas. The grants ranged from addressing water issues and climate change to detecting bacterial contamination. Two of these grants address lead exposure and lead poisoning. 

The Childhood Lead Action Project in Rhode Island was awarded $9,370 to work with and educate the communities of East Providene and Pawtucket as part of their "Community Lead Poisoning Prevention Intiative." The program is designed to increase awareness and education about safe lead practices, the dangers of lead and sources of expsoure. Community partners are Blackstone Valley Community Action Program, City of East Providence, City of Pawtucket, East Bay Community Action Program, and Rhode-Island Medical-Legal Partnership
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The other lead related grant was given to Centro de Apoyo Familiar in Massachusetts. They received $25,000 to help educate and reduce the exposure to toxic chemicals for families in Lawrence, MA. This is part of their "Healthy Families: Healthy Homes" which is trying to reduce exposure to lead, mercury and asthma triggers.  

Read about the other 19 grant receipients here: 

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