MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) – The federal government has awarded $4.74 million to Muskegon County and Detroit authorities to protect children from lead poisoning at home.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grants Tuesday. It says 39 state and local agencies are getting $112 million under several programs designed to reduce the risk of lead exposure to children and families.

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The department says that Muskegon County is getting $1.1 million under a program that focuses on the danger of lead-based paint exposure at home. Detroit will get $3.64 million under the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program.

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