TNP Receives $1.8M to Help Protect Residents from Lead

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has been awarded $1.8 million to mitigate lead risk through repair and renovation of homes, childcare facilities and congregate settings.

“This grant will allow us to mitigate those risks for a great number of properties,” said Mikenna McClurg, TNP housing coordinator and point of contact for the program.

The funding was awarded through the new Lead Safe Ohio program, which is allocating a total of $84 million to support lead mitigation and prevention projects in residential properties, childcare facilities and congregate care facilities in 72 counties across the state. In total, 53 organizations were awarded grants, according to a Wednesday news release.

“Every Ohioan deserves the right to live in a home free from the silent threat of toxic lead,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “Behind every instance of lead exposure is a face, a family and a future put at risk.”

McClurg said there is a need for lead abatement contractors or people who have their EPA Renovation, Repair and Paint certificate to perform this work. Contractors interested in becoming lead certified can call 330 469 6828, ext. 4.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.