October 1, 2020
October 1 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced approximately $2.24 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants were awarded to cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2020. This funding supports a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, medication and essential support services vital to improving the health quality of more than half a million people with HIV in the United States.
Today’s announcement builds on HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program FY 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act awards made in April and the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative awards made in February, reflecting a total FY 2020 investment of approximately $2.39 billion.
“HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program plays a pivotal role in improving health outcomes for Americans with HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for our initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “More than $2 billion in grants through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in 2020 are helping to continue the program’s incredible track record of viral suppression that saves lives, keeps communities healthy, and slows the spread of the virus.”