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File #: 2014-0871    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/14/2014 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 10/28/2014
Enactment date: 10/28/2014 Enactment #: 704
Effective date: 10/30/2014    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor to accept on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh a grant from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in the total amount of Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) for the purpose of implementing the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, and further authorizing the Mayor to (1) enter into an agreement or agreements with Green and Healthy Homes Initiative for professional services related to technical assistance in the onboarding process, and (2) spend remaining funds for purchases relating to the initiative implementation.
Indexes: GRANT(S)
Attachments: 1. 2014-0871.doc
Presenter
Presented by Ms. Rudiak

Title
Resolution authorizing the Mayor to accept on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh a grant from E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in the total amount of Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) for the purpose of implementing the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, and further authorizing the Mayor to (1) enter into an agreement or agreements with Green and Healthy Homes Initiative for professional services related to technical assistance in the onboarding process, and (2) spend remaining funds for purchases relating to the initiative implementation.
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WHEREAS, over 95 percent of residential units in the City of Pittsburgh were built prior to 1978, exposing them to a high risk of lead; and

WHEREAS, 62 percent of the nearly 30,000 children ages 16 and younger in the City who were screened between 2009 and 2013 had detectable lead levels in their blood; and

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh wishes to improve and make safer existing housing stock in underserved communities; and

WHEREAS, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company has provided grant funding to the City from its Lead Safe for Kids' Sake award, in order to implement the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative; and

WHEREAS, the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative has provided technical assistance to 18 other sites across the country in designing and implementing their cross-sector model for combining health and energy housing interventions into an efficient delivery model that improves health and energy efficiency outcomes for low-income families; and

WHEREAS, working with the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative will allow the City and its partners to benefit from the knowledge and experience of a national organization that has helped 18 other sites design local Green and Healthy Homes Initiative programs; and

WHEREAS, these grant funds will be spent on adopting the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative and increasing all partners' data capacity.

Be it resol...

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