Petition to Stop Proposed Federal Lead Funding Cuts for FY18

May 1st, 2017

The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 includes cuts to programs within HUD, CDC, and EPA that are vital to the effort to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. These programs provide funding for lead hazard control and repair, surveillance and follow up services, and lead-safe renovation training and practices.

We are asking you to sign a set of letters calling on Congress to ensure that the FY18 budget contains the necessary resources to address and prevent childhood lead poisoning, including:

  • Increased funding for HUD’s Lead Poisoning Prevention and Healthy Homes Program at $230 million
  • Increased funding for CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at $50 million
  • Increased funding for EPA’s Lead Risk Reduction Program and Lead Categorical Grants at a total of $25 million

Follow this Link to sign the petition by May 8th.

[Special thanks to the Environmental Defense Fund, Healthy Babies Bright Futures, the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association, and the National Center for Healthy Housing for their work in helping to draft these letters.]