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Posted on: November 23, 2022

City Awarded CHIP-LAP Funding

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The Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has recommended funding for the city’s Program Year 2022 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Lead Abatement Program (CHIP-LAP) application. Sidney’s application award amount is $53,100. 

The funds will allow the city to purchase an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzer which will be used to perform thorough and accurate lead risk assessments in households in which CHIP rehabilitation or repair is anticipated. XRF is a non-destructive analytical technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials such as lead paint. Based upon the “unique fingerprint” of the elements present in the sample, the tool can be used for quantitative and qualitative measurements. Each lead paint inspection /risk assessment completed will include use of the XRF Analyzer, environmental sampling and a visual assessment of all the potential lead hazards.

The new tool will be utilized by the city’s consultant, Poggemeyer Design Group, under a Memorandum of Understanding as a part of the grant activities. 

City Council adopted Resolution 85-22 on October 10, 2022, authorizing the CHIP-LAP grant application in the amount of $53,150.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has partnered with OCD to provide CHIP Program administrators the opportunity to properly identify and abate lead-based paint hazards. CHIP-LAP is funded with State of Ohio General Revenue Funds. 

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