SALT LAKE CITY — The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Utah’s environmental quality department $434,000 to pay for lead testing of the water of Utah schools and childcare facilities, officials said Tuesday.
Officials at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality said administrators for public and charter schools, Head Start programs and licensed childcare facilities have until March 31 to apply for federal grant money to cover lead testing in their schools. Grants will be awarded in order of applications filed. All results must be made public, and private schools aren’t eligible for the program.
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