|12/09/2010: Invite to the New Rhode Island Compliance Assistance Program with Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch and the Healthy Kids Collaborative|
Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch
and the Healthy Kids Collaborative
for an event to celebrate the milestones reached by
Healthy Kids Collaborative partners and
to announce a new program that will focus on
Monday, December 13, 2010
Southside Boys and Girls Club
1 Louisa Street
The Healthy Kids Collaborative (HKC) is a comprehensive lead safety and remediation program conducted in partnership with the Rhode Island Attorney General and the Children’s Health Forum. HKC has supported statewide outreach and education efforts since 2008, resulting in more than $1.95M in grants awarded to date. HKC also manages a multi-million dollar program in partnership with CLEARCorps USA to conduct the lead safe remediation of hazards in low-income housing units. This remediation program has completed lead safe certificates for more than 370 units in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket and has ensured that at least 344 children now reside in or visit a lead safe environment.
The third HKC program will focus on ensuring that landlords are in compliance with existing regulations, assisting low income families, and enforcing current laws designed to protect families from lead hazards. $850,000 in grant funding is now available for this program for one- to three-year grants.