Edwards Settlement Lung Health Project

Peoria City/County Health Department administers a community partner lung health project through a 4-year contract with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). As a result of a legal Consent Decree with the owners of the Edwards coal power plant, NRDC awarded funds in August 2020 to Peoria City/County Health Department to distribute and oversee $1,587,010 in lung health funds.

Grant partners include agencies in Peoria and Tazewell counties with lung health programs targeted to Communities of Concern in zip codes that have climate fallout in areas of the Edwards Power Plant on Peoria's southside. Programs align to serve individuals in addressing lung health for asthma, COPD, and for healthy homes to address radon and mold.

Edwards Settlement Project image below in readable format (PDF). 

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