Jersey City awarded $689K grant to expand child lead testing program

JERSEY CITY — The city has been awarded a $689,000 grant to expand lead testing for children in the city, according to a release.

This award for the Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention (CLEP) project comes in addition to the $198,000 the city has received in the past to operate the program — representing a 247 percent increase in funding to the city, according to the release.

“This grant will allow us to expand our current lead prevention program, helping us to provide prevention and intervention for lead exposure, in addition to educating our communities about the dangers of lead exposure,” …read more

Source: NJ.com Hudson

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