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MDHHS issues reminder about request for proposals for Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program


Program is part of state’s strategy to Get Ahead of Lead

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding bidders about its request for proposals to provide the Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program in 11 communities across the state

 

The Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program aims to prevent lead exposure from drinking water among households with children or pregnant persons enrolled in Medicaid. This program is part of the state’s recently announced Get Ahead of Lead strategy to prevent lead exposure from household plumbing. Proposals are sought to provide these services exclusively in the following communities:

  • Albion (Calhoun County).
  • Benton Harbor (Berrien County). 
  • Muskegon Heights (Muskegon County).
  • Saginaw (Saginaw County). 
  • Pontiac (Oakland County). 
  • Flint (Genesee County). 
  • Highland Park (Wayne County). 
  • Hamtramck (Wayne County). 
  • Detroit (Wayne County).
  • Inkster (Wayne County). 
  • Ecorse (Wayne County). 

MDHHS will train successful grant recipients to do the following: 

  • Perform a lead education home visit.
  • Provide a drinking water filter to the home.
  • Perform a plumbing assessment to document the material of the interior plumbing. Please note: faucet replacement will be completed by an external MDHHS vendor. 
  • Assist the family in applying for the MDHHS Lead Safe Home Program. 

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, private and public entities, local health departments, federally recognized tribes, a group of federally recognized Michigan tribes, Urban Indian Health Clinic programs and universities that can serve one or more of the communities outlined above.

 

The award begins Oct 1, 2024, and ends Sept. 30, 2025. There is $3 million available, with maximum awards of $700,000 and minimum awards of $80,000. Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for noncompetitive annual renewals based on availability of funds and acceptable performance. 

 

The pre-application conference webinar that provides additional information can be accessed at https://bit.ly/41PffjU. MDHHS has also posted answers to questions received about the grant as well as other clarifications or revisions to the initial RFP on the EGrAMS website.

 

Project director requests to access the application are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 19. Grant applications for the Lead Education and Faucet Replacement Program RFP must be submitted electronically through EGrAMS by 3 p.m., Friday, April 26. 

 

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select “About EGrAMS” link in the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “LEAP-2025” grant program.

 

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