Supes OK $16M in AIDS funding

The Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee gave thumbs up Monday to a search for more AIDS funding.

The committee voted to support a resolution authorizing the Department of Public Health to submit a two-year application for 2010 and 2011 to continue to receive funding for a “HIV Prevention Projects” grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The grant totals $16 million. About 35 percent of the money will pay for administrative costs, such as planning, evaluation, coordination of programs, and the remaining 65 percent pays for nonprofit organizations to provide direct services to clients.

There about 800 new HIV infections each year in San Francisco, according to the department. The money will be used for prevention efforts and services for those already infected.

The full board will vote Tuesday on the resolution.
 

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