CDC awards At­lanta or­ga­ni­za­tions $15M in HIV preven­tion fund­ing

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The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion (CDC) an­nounced July 1 that it will award roughly $15 mil­lion in fund­ing over a five-year pe­riod to nine dif­fer­ent At­lanta-area com­mu­nity based or­ga­ni­za­tions to go to­wards HIV preven­tion ef­forts.

The funds will be dis­trib­uted to the fol­low­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions:

AID At­lanta (as the lead in a part­ner­ship with Sis­terLove Inc. and Na­tional AIDS and Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices for Mi­nori­ties Inc. (NAESM)

Em­pow­er­ment Re­source Cen­ter (as the lead in a part­ner­ship with Tangu Coun­sel­ing and Treat­ment Ser­vices)

Pos­i­tive Im­pact Health Cen­ters (as the lead in a part­ner­ship with Sis­terLove Inc.)

Re­cov­ery Con­sul­tants of At­lanta (as an in­di­vid­ual or­ga­ni­za­tion)

St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Ser­vices (as an in­di­vid­ual or­ga­ni­za­tion)

The CDC tells Ge­or­gia Voice it is still work­ing to fi­nal­ize the bud­gets, but that it an­tic­i­pates the av­er­age an­nual award amount go­ing to the lead or­ga­ni­za­tion for each part­ner­ship (i.e. AID At­lanta, Em­pow­er­ment Re­source Cen­ter and Pos­i­tive Im­pact Health Cen­ters) will be $735,000, and the av­er­age an­nual amount for in­di­vid­ual or­ga­ni­za­tions (i.e. Re­cov­ery Con­sul­tants of At­lanta and St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Ser­vices) will be $350,000. The funds are part of a $216 mil­lion pot the CDC doled out to or­ga­ni­za­tions across the coun­try for HIV preven­tion ef­forts.

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