New York State Department of Health (DOH) - Division of Environmental Health Protection - Center for Environmental Health
09/13/19 4:00 PM
Contracts for services to New York county and city health departments to reduce home-based environmental health hazards. Funding is intended to address public health issues in order to create a healthier environment for New York citizens. Targeted public health issues include indoor air pollution that exacerbate asthma, water damage, rodents and pests, fire safety, and lead testing for children.
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) is designed to provide preventive environmental health services to targeted geographic areas. These areas sometimes include environmental justice communities and are usually home to at-risk populations including low-income and often minority families, living in homes and neighborhoods with a disproportionate number of residential hazards. The funds will provide the resources needed to address significant public health issues in targeted areas to provide a healthier home environment for the citizens of New York State. Improving home environments is a cornerstone for improving public health and builds the foundation for healthier generations to come. To address the environmental health needs in these neighborhoods, the grant funds are to be used to implement a HNP, with emphasis on reducing residential injuries, childhood lead poisoning, hospitalizations due to asthma, and exposure to indoor air pollutants.
Local health departments will be provided with resources to carry out activities associated with the program and to address the following problems/issues in their targeted communities:
- Food and harborage for cockroaches will be reduced.
- More homes will be mitigated for radon.
- More homes will be tested for Carbon Monoxide (CO).
- Moisture problems and water intrusion will be corrected by working with landlords and code enforcement.
- More persons will take the Smoke Free Home Pledge.
- Rodent infestations will be reduced.
- Persons with asthma will know how to control their asthma triggers.
- More persons with asthma will have an Asthma Management Plan.
- More persons who use daily asthma medication will use a peak flow meter.
- More tenants will use covered, pest proof garbage cans.
- More homes will have adequate, working smoke detectors.
- More homes will get their furnace serviced by working with landlords.
- Residents will become more knowledgeable about the availability of Substance Abuse Services.
- More residents will have a fire exit plan.
- More chimneys will have a visual inspection, from street level, for holes and loose mortar.
- More residents will know about “Stop, Drop and Roll” in case their clothes catch fire.
- More vacant buildings will be boarded up by working with Code Enforcement.
- More homes will have a room by room assessment.
- More children will be tested for lead.
- More homes will have intact paint by working with landlords and Code Enforcement.
- Tenants will be educated about the control of bed bugs if the issue comes up.
GrantWatch ID#: 137736
15 - 20
Each contract will be funded at a maximum award of $275,000 per year.
Contracts will be issued for a five-year cycle (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2025) with annual budgets and workplans required.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All substantive questions must be submitted via email to: Rachel.Cates@health.ny.gov.
Center for Environmental Health
New York State Department of Health
ESP, Corning Tower – Room 1629
Albany, New York 12237
USA: New York City; New York
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