Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

$36.2 million Federal Grant for Programs Helping People in San Francisco Live With HIV/AIDS

December 16, 1998

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that San Francisco will receive $36.2 million under the Ryan White Emergency Assistance Program in the current fiscal year. The Title I program is designed to provide financial support to communities which have suffered most due to the AIDS epidemic. "The Emergency Assistance Program funds many of the basic services that help people with AIDS maintain their quality of life. In San Francisco, the City is able to support case management, treatment advocacy, transportation, peer support and child care services," Pelosi said.

Rep. Pelosi, a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee which funds the Ryan White program, led the fight for increased Ryan White funding for FY'99. Overall funding for the program increased by 22.8% to $1.4 billion. The Emergency Assistance Program realized an 8.7% increase, going from $464.8 million in FY'98 to $505.2 million in FY'99.

The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) determines annual funding levels for the Emergency Assistance Program based on a formula and a competitive application process.

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