Allegheny County foster program awarded $1.8 million grant
Allegheny County's foster program received $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to recruit more foster families, county Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced Wednesday.
The county has 1,504 children in group homes. The federal grant will help place those children in family settings, said Allegheny County Department of Human Services spokesman Mark Bertolet.
The five-year grant will help families willing to foster older children and youths with behavioral or medical needs. It will bolster recruitment of families, address current needs in the program and offer training and support for kinship fostering, when grandparents or other extended family members acts as the foster families, county officials said.
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