This information is provided only as a historical reference for the public health community.
The purpose of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is to reduce or eliminate housing-related health hazards and to promote housing that is healthy, safe, affordable, and accessible. This program will address multiple hazards in homes and prevent diseases and/or injuries that result from housing-related hazards. Priority hazards, diseases and conditions, and high-risk populations should be determined based on programmatic data and other data sources (i.e. census, hospital admissions, or building/sanitary code violations by address). Special emphasis should be placed on populations who suffer disproportionately from housing-related disease. This funding addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus areas of environmental health, public health infrastructure, and education and community-based programs.
Funds will be used to do the following:
- Build a consortium of strategic partners to address unsafe and/or unhealthy housing conditions.
- Assure follow-up care is provided for high-risk populations who are identified with housing-related health issues.
- Develop a surveillance system that monitors blood lead levels, environmental test results, and healthy housing variables.
- Develop a regulatory structure and enforcement process to prevent or control housing-related environmental health hazards.
Information about funding
- CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) - is responsible for the administration of federal procurements and grants.
- Grants.gov - site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies.