Community Development Block Grant Help Eliminate Lead Program
CSFA Number: 420-75-1636
Agency Name
Department Of Commerce And Economic Opportunity (420)
Agency Identification
24-6, 30-6, 30-7
Agency Contact
Wendy Bell
Short Description
Pilot project throughout the City of Galesburg providing comprehensive lead hazard control services to low-income families who occupy substandard, pre-1978 single family, owner occupied residences.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Community Development
Enabling Legislation
Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974; 20 ILCS 605/605-915; 20 ILCS 605/605-945; 20 ILCS 605/605-950
Objectives and Goals
The mission of the program is to improve the health and well-being of Illinois citizens, especially vulnerable populations such as children under the age of 6 and pregnant women, by promoting safe environments through a comprehensive lead hazard reduction and control program.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds shall be used by the State in accordance with HUD requirements and the approved Consolidated/Action Plan.
Eligibility Requirements
Pilot project. EPA data indicates that Galesburg, Illinois has one of the nation’s most prevalent and persistent lead problems. The city’s water exceeded the federal lead-action level in 22 out of 30 sampling periods since 1992. In addition to high lead levels in the water, one in 20 children (5%) under the age of six in Knox County (which includes Galesburg) have elevated blood lead levels
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Pilot Project. Future funding not guaranteed.
Assistance Consideration
Pilot Project. Future funding not guaranteed.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reports are submitted to track fiscal spending and project completion. Monitoring visits are conducted as needed based on an established risk analysis.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Community Development Block Grants are covered by 2 CFR.570.
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
19-306001City of Galesburg08/01/201907/31/20222,675,710
19-307001City of Galesburg08/01/201907/31/2022600,000