Lead Poisoning Prevention

Starting in 2008, Greater Rochester Health Foundation supported lead poisoning prevention efforts in Monroe County, investing more than $2.9 million toward reducing the threats of lead paint to children in the city of Rochester.

Former Grantees

Action for a Better Community (ABC) was awarded two grants totaling over $520,000 to support a Lead Resource Center to help families and property owners assess the lead risk in their homes and apply for funding to reduce lead hazards. ABC was able to secure an additional $50,000 from the city of Rochester for this initiative.

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning, a project of the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, was awarded two grants totaling $200,000 for a neighborhood lead education and awareness campaign.

Center for Governmental Research was awarded $108,467 to evaluate the City of Rochester’s “Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention” law two years post-adoption.

City of Rochester’s Neighborhood and Business Development was awarded $1.5 million in 2008 and an additional $577,000 in 2012 to fund the Lead Safe Homes Program. Lead Safe Homes provides grants to property owners in select, high-risk areas in the city for repairs needed to reduce lead paint hazards in their homes. The city was able to secure an additional $1,500,000 in matching funds from New York State.

NeighborWorks Rochester received $25,995 to purchase new lead paint detection equipment for their lead remediation project.