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Colorado’s Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance Program

The Colorado statutes authorize the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to use designated funds for providing low income assistance for radon mitigations in support of providing safe living environments.

In its Policy and Procedure Manual for Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance (LIRMA), contractor and homeowner eligibility specifications are defined, along with program restrictions:

  1. Funding assistance not to exceed $1,500.00 for installation of radon mitigation system and postmitigation testing. Costs exceeding $1,500.00 must be approved by the LIRMA Program.
  2. A person may not apply for assistance more than one time in a calendar year.
  3. Rental units and/or properties listed for sale are NOT eligible for this program.
  4. Homes with mitigation systems currently installed are NOT eligible for mitigation assistance funding or reimbursement under this program.

Radon contractors must have viable liability insurances, including:

  1. $1,000,000 Commercial/General Liability coverage per occurrence
  2. $1,000,000 Auto Liability coverage iii. $1,000,000 Worker's Comprehensive coverage

Design and approval, installation and close-out procedures are also specified for contractors.

LIRMA applicant requirements include an application form, radon test results in excess of 4pCi/L within 12 months of the application, proof of ownership, mortgage statement, IRS income tax filing, and a copy of a Colorado Driver’s license, identification card or military identification card.

Low income households are defined by a dollar income based on total adjusted gross income from the previous years’ federal income taxes in relation to number of persons in the household. These figures are given in Appendix A of the manual.

For more information, contact:
Chrystine Kelley
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Radon Program Manager
Telephone: 303-692-3442