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MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES

Nov. 26, 2002 – The Health Department's Office of Minority Health has announced that "Capacity-Building Award" mini-grants are available from the HIV/AIDS Regional Resource Network. The purpose of the grants is to increase the capacity of smaller Community Based Organizations providing HIV/AIDS-related services to racial and ethnic populations.
The award is not directed toward any specific function or program. Funds are provided to help smaller agencies meet their needs in developing, supplementing or enhancing HIV-related services.
Grant money can be used to purchase equipment or Internet access; develop, print or order educational or outreach materials; register for or travel to conferences; develop coalitions addressing HIV-related issues on a local level; or do whatever is important to the recipient agency for the delivery of quality services to racial and ethnic communities at risk for HIV disease.
Eligibility
To be eligible for the mini-grants, an agency must:
– Have been in existence at least one year.
– Currently provide HIV/AIDS services to racial and ethnic minorities.
– Have an operating budget under $750,000.
– Be located in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.
– Have federal 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status.
– Not receive other funding from the Office of Minority Health
How to apply
Organizations interested in applying should call the Office of Minority Health-HIV Clearinghouse at 715-0963 or send an e-mail message to the HIV Clearinghouse.
For HIV/AIDS information, visit the Health Department's Online Resource Center.

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