In recognition of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which runs through October 28, the Westchester County Department of Planning is reminding residents about the Department’s Lead Safe Westchester (LSW) $4.1-million-dollar grant program. The program is aimed at enhancing the safety of paint hazards in homes built before 1978, a silent threat that continues to affect households across the County.

The Program offers grants to address and repair lead-based paint hazards, ensuring that homes meet modern safety standards. To qualify for these critical grants, households occupying the assisted units must have an annual income at or below 50-80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Westchester County. By targeting this income bracket, LSW extends a helping hand to those who may face financial barriers to addressing lead hazards in their homes. Priority consideration will be given to households with young children under six years old and pregnant women, acknowledging the heightened risk of lead exposure for these individuals.

To apply for an LSW grant or to request an application, please contact Kevin Thomas at 914-995-4402 or via email at .