Program/Project Name: Healthy Homes Foster Care Program
Funding Category: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant
Federal Grant Name: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
Programs Supported Through Funding: A portion of program funds are used for consumable services for foster care families that include: allergen-testing supplies (to collect and analyze dust samples for rat, mouse, cockroach, and dust mite allergens); moisture meter (to collect instant results of moisture levels); Tool Kit of resources (lead hazard control and healthy homes supplies); educational and training materials; office supplies; and remediation for improving conditions and/or removing hazards that creates a risk to the health or safety of residents in the home.
Why Apply for this Grant?
The Healthy Homes Foster Care Program is a holistic approach to addressing a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon. The grant focuses on low-income foster care homes with children less than age six. The program addresses housing-related conditions that threaten the health and safety of foster care children and their families through education and remediation of those hazards.
Use of Funds: This project will: enrolled (77) and assess (65) foster care provider homes for health and safety hazards; remediate those hazards in 32 homes; and educate at least 150 individuals on home health and safety hazard identification and remediation.
Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:
*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.