Most Read Articles>> Alpharetta church organist says he was forced to resign for being gay
>> Atlanta Pride announces 'Stonewall Month' schedule of events
>> Gay rights flip-flopper Karen Handel runs for U.S. Senate
>> Anti-gay group claims it was target of IRS leak, announces lawsuit
>> SAGE Atlanta announces referral help line for LGBT seniors
Ariz. Senate advances bills favoring religious groups over secular community
LGBTQ Nation | 23 May 2013 | 12:00 am
Open Thread Thursday
Joe. My. God. | 22 May 2013 | 11:30 pm
Baltimore Mayor To Preside Over Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony At Pride Festivities
Queerty | 22 May 2013 | 7:15 pm
Harvey Milk Day - Never Forget
The Bilerico Project | 22 May 2013 | 2:00 pm
Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi Talk About Their Marriage
On Top Magazine Headlines | 22 May 2013 | 12:20 pm
|Ga. groups to share in new CDC HIV prevention grants|
|by Laura Douglas-Brown|
|August 03, 2010 08:42|
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention announced Tuesday morning that 133 organizations around the country will share $42 million in funding for community-based HIV prevention. The list includes for agencies in Georgia: AID Atlanta, AIDGwinnett, Positive Impact, and Saint Joseph's Mercy Care Services.
The average grant amount is $323,000 per year for five years, according to the CDC. The specific amounts awarded to the Georgia agencies were not immediately available.
“This funding is a critical part of CDC’s national HIV prevention efforts and is in line with the priorities identified in the recently released National HIV/AIDS Strategy,” said Jonathan Mermin, MD, director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, in a press release announcing the grants. “Governments on the federal and state levels cannot end this epidemic alone, and these resources will help to give many communities the tools they need to fight HIV locally.”
The funds will be targeted at groups identified by the CDC as being most at risk from HIV, including gay and bisexual men, African-Americans, Latinos and injection drug users.
According to the CDC, 49 percent of the organizations that will receive grants are targeted at men who have sex with men.
The $42 million in grants comes from the CDC's $728 million dedicated to preventing HIV in the United States.
Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by ZooTemplate.Com