Feds provide $5.7M to address lead hazards in Providence

RHODE ISLAND will receive $5.7 million in federal funds to prevent lead poisoning among low-income families and young children in Providence. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
RHODE ISLAND will receive $5.7 million in federal funds to prevent lead poisoning among low-income families and young children in Providence. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
PROVIDENCE – The federal government is providing $5.7 million to prevent lead poisoning among young children and families with low incomes in the city, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Tuesday. The funds, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be used by the Lead Safe Providence Program. The…

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