Partner sought to provide lead-based paint safety education in Chinese

Request for proposals to be released soon

Public Health – Seattle and King County (PHSKC) and the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) will be providing lead-based paint safety education and training to the residents of the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Up to $45,000 in funding is available to partner with a community organization working with Chinese language communities in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The partner will manage the project and develop, organize, staff, and operate a Promotora style education project on lead-based paint safety. Public Health staff will support education and training of the Promotoras and provide technical support. Find information on Promotora projects at www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/insurance/promotora.aspx.

Project proposals will be requested soon. Organizations interested in partnering may contact Tracee Mayfield at tracee.mayfield@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-8538 until the Request for Proposal is advertised. Once it is advertised, please check the King County Office of Procurement website at: http://procurement.kingcounty.gov/procurement_OVR/default.aspx.

Age of housing is the primary predictor of childhood lead poisoning in King County. The Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle has one of the highest concentrations of pre-1978 housing in King County.