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New Jersey Gives $38 Million to Fight Childhood Lead Poisoning

More than $38 million will be distributed to non-profits and local governments in New Jersey through the Lead Remediation and Abatement Grant Program, as announced by Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver.

As part of its plan to invest $180 million in American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds to combat childhood lead poisoning, the Murphy-Oliver administration has taken this step. Lead-based paint hazards will be identified and addressed across the state thanks to these funds.

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The first round of recipients, totaling 20 groups, has been announced, and the second, larger round of recipients will be revealed in June, at the close of the state’s fiscal year. There will be a set amount of money available for groups that propose novel approaches to problem solving and emergency response.

With the help of the grant money, hazardous lead-based paint will be removed through abatement, encapsulation, or replacement. Abatement is a permanent solution to the problem of lead-based paint, as opposed to encapsulation or replacement, which are only short-term fixes.

Areas with the highest prevalence of elevated blood lead levels among children younger than six will be given preference for funding proposals.

The work will adhere to the 2010 EPA rule known as the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. Renovation, repair, and painting work in pre-1978 homes are restricted to RRP-certified firms due to the risk of disturbing lead-based paint.

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Work requirements include isolating the work area, avoiding activities that generate large amounts of dust, and following a strict cleaning schedule once the activities that disturbed the paint have been completed.

Grantees will be responsible for providing DCA with periodic updates on their programmes, and this information will be used for benchmarking and to determine whether or not to expand the grantee’s funding.

On their website, DCA provides a detailed guide on the topic of lead-based paint in rental properties.

The state departments of health and environmental protection have also released updated versions of their Potential Lead Exposure Mapping (PLEM) tool, making more information about potential lead exposure sources available to the general public. One can access the instrument via the internet.

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