TSCA Title IV State Lead Grants Certification of Lead-Based Paint Professionals

The goal of EPA's lead-based paint program is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010.

The program is comprised of four strategies designed to achieve the following goals: (1) Establish standards to define where lead hazards are present in paint, dust and soil; (2) Give the public information
about lead hazards and steps to protect themselves; (3) Ensure that information about known lead-based paint hazards is disclosed to individuals buying or renting pre-1978 housing, and that owners and occupants of pre-1978 housing are provided information on lead-based paint hazards before renovation activities take place; (4) Establish lead-safe work practice standards and require lead-based paint professionals to be trained and certified.

The objective of this grant program is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and carrying out authorized programs that: (a) certify contractors engaged in lead-based paint activities and accredit lead-based paint activities training programs; (b) certify contractors engaged in renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb painted surfaces in most target housing; and/or(c) require distribution of lead-hazard information prior to renovation (pre-renovation education program.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: The priority for FY 2008 is to continue to provide assistance to authorized State, Tribal and Territorial lead-based paint activities training and certification programs and pre-renovation education programs.

If appropriate, the Agency will use grant funding to provide assistance to a State, Tribal or Territorial program that is looking to develop an authorized Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 09: The priority for FY 09 is to continue to provide assistance to authorized State, Tribal and Territorial lead-based paint activities training and certification programs and pre-renovation education programs.

If appropriate, the Agency will use grant funding to provide assistance to a State, Tribal or Territorial program that is looking to develop an authorized Renovation, Repair and Painting Program.
Examples of Funded Projects

Over the past twelve years, EPA has provided financial assistance to the States, Territories and Indian Tribes aimed at the development, implementation and enforcement of approved programs under the final EPA lead-based paint activities training and certification rule (40 CFR Part 745, Subpart L).

The following is a list of previously funded activities: (a) core lead-based paint activities and enforcement capacity development; (b) developing the appropriate infrastructure to administer and enforce a lead-based paint activities program successfully; (c) overseeing the conduct of contractors engaged in lead-based paint activities; (d) overseeing and controlling training program activities; (e) ensuring compliance with requirements for post-abatement clearance sampling; (f) monitoring compliance with the work practice standards of regulations for the conduct of abatement; (g) implementing lead-based paint compliance assistance; (h) implementing the lead-based paint activities sampling techniques; and (i) implementing lead-based paint activities tracking tips and complaints efforts.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - Contact the Regional Lead Contact Person in the appropriate EPA regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Health, Connecticut Department Of $ 235,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Department Of Labor Standards $ 280,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 628,303   2018-07-012022-06-30
Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of $ 845,229   2018-07-012022-06-30
Public Health, Illinois Department Of $ 759,735   2018-10-012021-10-01
Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department Of $ 225,000   2020-01-022021-09-30
Environmental Quality, Louisiana Department Of $ 384,090   2018-10-012021-09-30
Department Of Health Minnesota $ 546,509   2018-10-012021-09-30
Health, Ohio Department Of $ 566,593   2018-10-012021-09-30
Health, Rhode Island Department Of $ 350,000   2018-10-012021-09-30



Program Accomplishments

As of November 2007 39 States, 3 Tribes, Puerto Rico, and DC have received EPA approval to administer a lead-based paint activities training and certification program and 2 States have received authorization to administer and enforce a pre-renovation education program. Award data for FY 2008 is not available at this time.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be available for activities which relate to authorization under TSCA Title IV.

Supported activities must contribute or lead to the attainment or maintenance of authorization pursuant to TSCA Title IV.

Funds cannot be used for general program activities not related to the attainment or maintenance of authorized programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Canal Zone, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States may receive assistance under Section 404(g) of TSCA.

Federally recognized Indian governing bodies are also eligible to apply for and receive assistance.

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