Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) – Lead-based Paint Hazard Control Program has received funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address childhood lead poisoning in the Meramec Region, consisting of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington Counties in south central Missouri. Our goal is to determine if a child is being exposed to lead-based paint hazards in the home. If lead-based paint hazards are present, MRPC then determines the best strategy to eliminate the hazards from the property and to make the home lead safe.

The Lead-based Paint Hazard Control Program is a grant funded program. Every project is eligible for up to $15,000 in funds. Owner occupant projects are completed at no cost to the resident. Rental property projects require a 15% cash match by the property owner. This includes the process of lead inspection/risk assessment, lead removal, clearance testing and temporary relocation (if needed) while the lead safe work is being performed.

To qualify for the grant program, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Home or property must have been constructed before Jan. 1, 1978.
2. Property must contain lead-based paint hazards. Property will be inspected and assessed by program staff free of charge.
3. Owner occupied household must have children under 6 or an expectant mother residing on the property, or a child that visits the property more than 3 hours a day twice per week or 60 hours per year.
4. Rental properties do not require child tenants to be eligible. Rental property owners accepted into the program must agree to affirmatively market and show preference to income eligible families with children under six for 3 years following work. Vacant rental properties will be considered for acceptance into the program.
5. Household income must meet low- to very low-income qualifications as established by HUD. For landlords, renter household income must meet qualifications.

6. Provide proof of ownership.
7. Provide proof of Homeowner’s Insurance, and, when applicable, flood insurance.
8. Be current on all real estate taxes.

Eligibility Survey

Please complete the survey below to
determine eligibility for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program.

Pre-Applications

Crawford County

Dent County

Gasconade County

Maries County

Osage County

Phelps County

Pulaski County

Washington County

Paper Applications Available at the Following Locations:

Crawford County

Bourbon

  • City Hall
  • Library
  • BJC Medical Offices

Cuba

  • City Hall
  • Library
  • Head Start
  • Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center

Steelville

  • Mercy Clinic
  • Crawford County Health Department
  • County Clerk
  • County Collector
  • City Hall
  • Library
  • Early Childhood Center
  • Medical Offices
Gasconade County

Bland

  • City Hall

Hermann

  • Gasconade County Health Department
  • City Hall
  • County Clerk
  • Library
  • New Freedom Family Clinic

Owensville

  • Gasconade County Health Department
  • Department of Family Services
  • City Hall
  • Capital Region Medical Clinic
  • Mercy Clinic
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Library
Maries County

Belle

  • City Hall
  • Library
  • SSM Medical Group

Vienna

  • County Clerk
  • City Clerk
  • Library
  • Phelps Health Clinic
  • Department of Family Services
Osage County

Argyle

  • City Clerk/Maries County Bank Branch
  • Family Practice Clinic

Linn

  • City Hall
  • Community Health Clinic
  • Health Department
  • County Clerk
  • JCMG Family Practice Clinic
  • Head Start
  • Library

Meta

  • City Hall

Westphalia

  • Early Childhood Education Center
Phelps County

Edgar Springs

  • City Hall

Newburg

  • City Hall

Rolla

  • City Hall
  • Head Start
  • Library
  • Phelps-Maries County Health Department
  • County Clerk
  • Mercy Clinic Pediatricians
  • 4 Rivers Community Health Center
  • RPSD Early Childhood Program
  • Chamber of Commerce

St. James

  • SJSD Early Childhood Program
  • Library
  • Phelps Health Clinic
  • Mercy Clinic
  • Head Start
  • City Hall
Pulaski County

Crocker

  • Health Department
  • Library
  • City Clerk

Dixon

  • Library
  • City Clerk
  • Caring Center
  • Family Practice

Richland

  • MOCA
  • City Clerk
  • Library
  • Mercy Pediatrics

St. Robert

  • City Clerk
  • Four Rivers Health Center

Waynesville

  • City Clerk
  • Library
  • Department of Family Services
  • Health Department
  • Free Women's Clinic
  • County Clerk
Washington County

Irondale

  • City Hall

Mineral Point

  • Head Start

Potosi

  • City Hall
  • Library
  • County Clerk
  • Washington County Memorial Hospital
  • Fairhaven Medical Office
  • Great Mines Health Center
  • East Missouri Community Action Agency

Program Contact

Patrick Stites, program manager – pstites@meramecregion.org
573-265-2993 Ext. 135
Fax: 573-265-3550
#4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559