What is the City's Plan to make Cleveland Lead Safe?
What is the City's plan to make Cleveland Lead Safe?
Things have changed since the 2019-2022 roll out of the Lead Safe Certificate program. Over the next few months, CLASH will be offering some clues as to what the Bibb administration has in mind for the next three years.
Two lead strategies! Cleveland's got a new strategy--making pre-1978 rental properties lead safe and an old strategy--testing at risk children, identifying how they were poisoned and abating the hazard. Then, things get complicated... read more
The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is pleased to announce the release of four Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) to solicit proposals to serve as Administrators for the following program areas:
· Lead Safe Child Care – The selected Administrator(s) for this new program area will administer, evaluate, improve, and scale a pilot that implements proactive lead safe repairs in child care facilities of all types across Cleveland.
· Relocation Assistance – The selected Administrator(s) for this new program area will improve monitoring of current and potential displacement and expand temporary or permanent housing resources for families displaced due to lead.
· Additional Workforce Development – The selected Administrator(s) will work in tandem with the existing Administrator, Environmental Health Watch, to develop and establish additional workforce development programming to meet the lead safe worker demand.
· Additional Grants to Property Owners – The selected Administrator(s) will work in tandem with existing Administrator, CHN Housing Partners, to provide lead safe remediation grants to property owners.
The new program areas and added capacity are in direct response to the expansion of the Lead Safe Home Fund. The Lead Safe Home Fund, a first-of-its-kind, public-private sector partnership, provides families and property owners with the resources they need to live lead safe.
The RFQs are available at https://leadsafecle.org/rfqs. All mission-driven organizations are welcome to apply. The deadline for submission is September 21, 2022, at noon ET.
The Coalition will host two virtual pre-response conferences. The pre-response conference for those organizations interested in learning more about Additional Workforce Development RFQ and Additional Grants to Property Owners RFQ will be held on September 7, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 am ET. The pre-response conference for those organizations interested in learning more about the Lead Safe Child Care RFQ and Relocation Assistance RFQ will be held on September 7, 2022, from 3:00-4:00 pm ET.
To learn more, please visit the Coalition’s press release at https://leadsafecle.org/sites/default/files/LSCC%20Press%20Release%2008-29-22.pdf. Questions or registrations for a pre-response conference should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial and Technical Assistance to Property Owners
Probably the best starting place is CHN Housing Partners Lead program. After talking with them you can decide to enroll in their program. CHN offers some grants and loans, but you are locked into their contractors.