Lead testing grants for schools and child care facilities
Local Public Health Agencies and Counties
Local public health agencies and county agencies can apply to administer this program locally for public schools and licensed child care facilities in their jurisdictions. This program has two required phases, outlined below. Applicants are expected to complete both phases. You will be able to apply for funding in March 2020.
Complete application checklist and provide all materials listed.
Phase 1 - Outreach and Education
Local public health agencies and counties who apply will spend Phase 1 implementing outreach and education on drinking water lead exposure and soliciting the participation of public schools and child care facilities in their area. Local public health agencies and other county agencies that apply to participate will be provided with a tool kit for Phase 1 — Outreach and Education.
- Outreach and Education materials — to share with schools, child care facilities, and the community.
- EPA 3Ts Toolkit — EPA’s toolkit for Training, Testing, and Taking Action!
- Statewide Schools and Child Care Facilities — A web-based mapping tool that shows child care facilities in orange and schools and district offices in blue.
Phase 2 - Lead Sampling and Testing
Phase 2 will be spent finalizing the sampling plans, sampling water at the identified schools and child care facilities, submitting the samples for testing, and communicating test results to the public. Once you apply, we will provide participants with a second tool kit for Phase 2 — Lead Sampling and Testing. Below are some additional resources.
Schools and Child Care Facilities
If you think your school or child care facility would benefit from this program, please contact your local public health agency or county to express your interest and see if they are planning on participating.
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