The Virginia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (VA CLPPP) aims to connect families to services that may:
- Reduce initial exposure to lead sources
- Prevent potential further exposure to lead, and
- Provide remediation and/or care to those who have been previously exposed to lead
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
The VA CLPPP currently collaborates with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
DHCD operates the statewide Lead Hazard Reduction program. It is funded by HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and offers grants for lead-based paint remediation.
Lead Hazard Reduction Program basics:
- All homes must be built before 1978 to be considered for the program.
- A lead-based paint risk assessment will be conducted to determine the presence and condition of lead-based paint.
- A combination of interim controls and abatement will be completed to address the hazards in the home.
- All services related to the program are of no cost to the homeowner or occupants.
- Households must be at or below 80% of the area median income.
- Priority is given to children with elevated blood lead levels.
- Both renter and owner-occupied homes are eligible for the program.
- In owner-occupied homes:
- a child under age 6 must either live in or visit the homes frequently or
- a pregnant woman resides at the home.
- In owner-occupied homes:
Please contact Susan Hill (Lead Hazard Reduction Program Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your eligibility for the program. You will then be referred to a local LHR program provider who will manage your application and project.
For additional information, visit DHCD's website: https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/lhr
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP)
Residential Lead Service Line Replacement Program
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that provides training, technical, and financial assistance to low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals and rural communities to address water, wastewater, housing, and community development needs.
SERCAP’s Residential Lead Service Line Replacement Program Basics
- The program provides up to $2,500.00 toward the costs of replacing the lead service lines coming into the home.
- Contact a plumber to Determine if you have a Lead Service Line
- Submit a Completed Application
- If Approved for grant funds - Secure a Licensed Plumber and Execute an Agreement for the Contracted Work
- Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowners
- Existing Lead Service Line
- Owner Occupied Residence
- Home undergoing Active Renovation
For more information or to apply for the program, contact Andy Crocker at 540-345-1184, or visit the agency online at https://sercap.org/.