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Rock Island County, Clinton receiving millions in grants to remove dangerous lead from homes

Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 1:39 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Rock Island County and the city of Clinton will receive millions in grants to help remove dangerous lead from homes.

Both grants come from the Housing and Urban Development Agency’s Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program.

In Clinton, the grant is 2,800,700. The money will be used to identify and safely clean up lead in nearly 90 low-income homes.

In Rock Island County, the grant is $2.4 million. The health department says the program removes lead-based paint hazards from homes in an effort to prevent childhood lead poisoning.

. The following criteria must be met in Rock Island County:

  • Home or apartment located within the city limits of the City of Moline, City of East Moline, City of Silvis or the City of Rock Island
  • Home or apartment built prior to 1978
  • Have a child younger than 6 years old who resides in the home or visits the home on a regular basis (more than 60 hours per year) or a pregnant female living in the home
  • Income eligible (Ex: Family of 4 income limit is $58,150)

For a program application, Rock Island County residents can call Program Manager KJ Whitley at (309) 524-5044.

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