DuPont-Sponsored Grants Awarded to Cities' Lead-Free Initiatives

Four grants from DuPont, totaling USD 500,000, recently were awarded to participating cities in the "Lead Safe…For Kid's Sake" grant program.

The Award for Excellence and a grant of USD 200,000 was given to Baltimore, Maryland. Three Awards for Distinction and grants of USD 100,000 each were given to Chicago, Illinois; Trenton, New Jersey; and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cities United for Science Progress (CUSP™) Chair Mayor Glenda Hood and DuPont Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stacey Mobley announced the winners of the grants during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 70th Annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

The CUSP™ "Lead-Safe...For Kid's Sake" grants are awarded to cities for their efforts in proposing and/or demonstrating excellence in implementing effective solutions to make their neighborhoods lead-safe. More than 70 applications from cities were submitted for consideration of the awards. Grant recipients are able to use the funds for existing programs or to launch new initiatives.

"As chair of CUSP™, I am delighted to stand with our partner, DuPont, in recognizing excellence and distinction in America's cities," said Mayor Hood, of Orlando, Florida. "Thanks to these generous grants from DuPont, children across the country will be healthier, stronger and have better futures. We hope that mayors in these award-winning cities serve as an example for other cities and that their creative programs and initiatives can be replicated."

CUSP™, a partnership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and DuPont, visits cities across the country and teams up with mayors to assist them in creating healthier, safer and more innovative and economically vibrant cities through science-based solutions.

"DuPont is proud to support the 'Lead-Safe...For Kid's Sake' Grant Program," Stacey said. "These award-winning cities truly exemplify the type of innovative thinking that is necessary to make our cities lead-safe and to ensure a brighter tomorrow for our nation's children. I commend every city that applied to the program. The work they are doing helps us to meet the challenge of making our cities lead safe."

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