IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2001

Conference of Mayors Awards AIDS Prevention Grants

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today awarded more than $800,000 in HIV/AIDS prevention grants to 13 community-based groups across the country.

Nine of these organizations will conduct HIV prevention programs for gay/bisexual men of color, variously targeting African American, Hispanic, and Asian men. The other four organizations will conduct HIV prevention programs for Native Americans. All of the funded programs will begin in early 2002.

Competitive grants for HIV/AIDS prevention were awarded to the following organizations

  • Out4Life Colorado of Denver, CO will use its grant of $54,868 to target gay/bisexual African American men.

  • Us Helping Us of Washington, DC will use its grant of $66,000 to target gay/bisexual African American men who use the Internet to meet men.

  • The Whitman-Walker Clinic of Washington, DC will use its grant of $66,000 to target gay/bisexual Hispanic men in the Maryland suburbs.

  • Your Center of Flint, MI will use its grant of $66,000 to target gay/bisexual African American men.

  • The Asian Pacific Islander AIDS Intervention Team of Los Angeles will use its grant of $65,280 to target gay/bisexual Filipino men.

  • Gay Men of African Descent of New York City will use its $65,937 grant to target gay/bisexual African American men in the ballroom community.

  • My Brothaz HOME of Savannah, GA will use its $64,000 grant to target gay/bisexual African American men.

  • People of Color AIDS Foundation of Santa Fe, NM will use its grant of $60,500 to target Spanish-speaking immigrant men.

  • The African American AIDS Project of Greater Kansas City will use its grant of $64,410 to target gay/bisexual African American men.

  • The Inter-Tribal Health Care Center of Tucson, AZ will use its grant of $60,000 to target Native Americans who use injection drugs as well as gay/bisexual Native men.

  • The Association of American Indian Physicians of Oklahoma City will use its grant of $60,000 to target gay/bisexual Native men.

The Intermountain Harm Reduction Project of Salt Lake City will use its grant of $60,000 to target homeless and substance-abusing Native Americans engaging in risky behaviors.

The Navajo AIDS Network of Chinle, AZ will use its $63,874 grant to target gay/bisexual men on the Navajo Reservation.

Since 1985, USCM, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has awarded nearly $12 million in HIV/AIDS prevention grants to community-based organizations and local health departments. Since 1992, USCM has taken the lead in issues affecting gay/bisexual men of color, funding a national HIV prevention needs assessment as well as 39 local HIV prevention projects. And, since 1995, USCM has funded 14 local programs for Native Americans, a neglected group whose unique needs are inadequately addressed in many areas. Other priorities have included HIV prevention needs assessments and prevention programs for high-risk women. Another round of HIV prevention grants will be awarded in 2002.

Contact:
Larry Tate (202) 861-6751

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