Over $2.2 billion in grants from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were awarded to states, cities, and local organizations in fiscal year 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
U.S. cities, states, and territories were the main recipients of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants. Under Part A of the program, $624.7 million was awarded to 53 metropolitan areas for core medical support to HIV/AIDS patients. Under Part B of the program, over $1.3 billion was given to 59 states and territories for core medical support and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
The remaining grant money, under Parts C, D, and F of the program, went to local, community-based organizations that provide core medical and support services to HIV/AIDS patients; local organizations that provide family-oriented comprehensive care to women, children, and infants; and to programs supporting development of innovative models, technical assistance, and clinical training for people living with HIV.
“Over the last quarter century, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program has played a critical role in the United States’ public health response to HIV,” HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a related statement. “These grants will make a difference for the most vulnerable Americans who lack adequate health care coverage or financial resources to pay for treatment.”
Find the full statement on the HHS website.