Healthy Homes in Kentucky

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

Currently in Kentucky, a team of specialists and agents is working to develop a series of materials related to basic life skills. These materials are being designed to target low-income clientele, younger audiences, and low-literacy clientele. One topic included in that effort is "Healthy Homes." During 2006, curriculum materials will be developed and piloted in select western Kentucky counties. These materials will draw from the "Help Yourself to a Healthy Home" booklet and additional resources developed through other state programs. Funds through this grant will help support development and printing of these materials. Work is also ongoing in Kentucky to develop a 4-H Environmental Health curriculum. This curriculum includes two units related directly to "Healthy Homes" concepts - indoor air quality and poisoning prevention (including lead and mercury). Curriculum materials will be pilot tested in select Kentucky counties February-May 2006. Funds from this grant will be utilized in finalizing and duplicating these materials for statewide use. In addition, we would like to develop a Kentucky "Healthy Homes" Web site. Currently we have information available through the Family & Consumer Sciences Web page and a children's environmental health site. These resources will be brought together under one umbrella site. Funds through this grant will be utilized to support a student worker who will be involved in development of the Web site as well as the other activities listed above. At the time of this proposal, we still have the full $4,400 awarded in March 2005 available. We are still working toward our plans to assemble mold and healthy homes teaching kits for the seven Extension districts in Kentucky. As the funds were not received prior to our 2005 State Extension Workers Conference, we will assemble these kits in January 2006. They will be distributed at three Regional Extension Conferences January 3D-February 3, 2006. The grant will be completed by the project end date listed in our contract, which is March 15, 2006. According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMS control number. The valid OMS control number for this information collection is 0524-0039. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average. 50 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Form CSREES-2003 (12/2000)
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/15/063/14/07

Funding

  • US Department of Agriculture: $4,000.00

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