2000 – 2006 AIDS Program Grants

2006

Grants Paid During 2006
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

AIDS Alliance for Children Youth and Family $50,000
Washington, DC

To transform the National Consumer Leadership Corps Training Program into one that can be replicated by local AIDS organizations around the nation. Currently the program trains 45-55 women and youth in Washington, DC who then return to their communities around the country to provide HIV prevention, education and treatment information through local workshops and other outreach to women and youth. This grant will adapt the model so local organizations can use it to provide such training to women and youth in their communities. This will exponentially grow the number of trained individuals reaching out to these high-risk and underserved populations. In year one, the Alliance will adapt its model including developing a replication guide and modifying the curriculum. The replication will be piloted in DC. Learning from that experience, the Alliance will partner with two locations, one rural and the other urban.
(First payment of an $85,000 grant)

Common Ground $10,000
Cambridge, MA

To develop a model program that will train and employ people with HIV/AIDS in the renovation of underutilized prominent downtown properties into housing for special needs populations such as the mentally ill, people with HIV/AIDS and the homeless. Common Ground will develop and showcase their model through a signature renovation project in Manhattan–the ballroom of the Prince George Supportive Housing Program. They will document the process, develop materials to recruit and educate those seeking to imitate their model, disseminate the model through Common Ground’s existing replication program and other venues, and provide training materials and technical support to those utilizing their training. Through Common Ground’s existing network, they have the ability to reach similar organizations in communities across America.
(Final payment of a $85,000 grant)

Common Impact $40,000
Cambridge, MA

To begin the national replication of Common Impact’s highly leveraged model of capacity building for AIDS, Mental Health, and other non-profit organizations. In particular, Common Impact addresses the information technology (IT), marketing, and human resources needs of such organizations by first helping them identify these needs and then recruiting a custom selected team of corporate volunteers to help them, usually over the course of six months, implement the plan to meet them. Highly successful in Boston, Common Impact will grow nationally to meet the need for services across the country.
(First payment of a $80,000 grant)

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project $35,000
New York, NY

For support of CHAMP’s (Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project) Prevention Justice Partnership to amplify the voices of a new generation of underserved and at-risk populations in the debates and decisions on HIV/AIDS prevention policies that affect their lives. The Prevention Justice Partnership will pilot a model of strategic training, mentoring, and program development to build a national network of new leaders addressing HIV prevention. Each year 6-8 groups will become partners and a cadre of up to 10 people from each local group will receive customized small-group training. The organizations will receive intensive technical assistance and capacity building, helping them to develop and implement a strategic plan to take on a prevention issue. The cadre of trained local leaders will be linked to national networks to help engage them and their organizations in addressing national preservation policy issues. Through this grant, 120-160 emerging leaders–primarily people living with HIV and young leaders from the heavily impacted communities reflecting the new demographics of AIDS–from 12-16 groups, will help re-energize prevention efforts nationally.
(Second payment of an $85,000 grant)

2005

Grants Paid During 2005
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

Center for Adolescent Health and the Law $50,000
Chapel Hill, NC

To support “Access to HIV Services for Vulnerable Adolescents,” an initiative to ensure that this population has access to essential age-appropriate prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services for HIV and AIDS. Through this project, the Center will identify the most critical legal and policy barriers and questions that currently impede delivery of these services and based upon in-depth legal and policy research and analysis, develop answers to these questions and identify strategies for overcoming the barriers. The Center will develop a manual and several short fact sheets on these barriers for service providers, researchers, and policymakers. This information will be extensively disseminated using the Center’s existing networks of contacts in the HIV prevention, treatment, and research communities. The Center will also provide strategic advice to advocates at the state level in response to their requests for information on dealing with legal and policy barriers to HIV services. This grant lays the groundwork for efforts that will continue throughout the next four years thanks to pledged other funding.

Common Ground $15,000
New York, NY

To develop a model program that will train and employ people with HIV/AIDS in the renovation of underutilized prominent downtown properties into housing for special needs populations such as the mentally ill, people with HIV/AIDS and the homeless. Common Ground will develop and showcase their model through a signature renovation project in Manhattan–the ballroom of the Prince George Supportive Housing Program. They will document the process, develop materials to recruit and educate those seeking to imitate their model, disseminate the model through Common Ground’s existing replication program and other venues, and provide training materials and technical support to those utilizing their training. Through Common Ground’s existing network, they have the ability to reach similar organizations in communities across America.
(Second payment of an $85,000 grant)

Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project $40,000
New York, NY

For support of CHAMP’s (Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project) Prevention Justice Partnership to amplify the voices of a new generation of underserved and at-risk populations in the debates and decisions on HIV/AIDS prevention policies that affect their lives. The Prevention Justice Partnership will pilot a model of strategic training, mentoring, and program development to build a national network of new leaders addressing HIV prevention. Each year 6-8 groups will become partners and a cadre of up to 10 people from each local group will receive customized small-group training. The organizations will receive intensive technical assistance and capacity building, helping them to develop and implement a strategic plan to take on a prevention issue. The cadre of trained local leaders will be linked to national networks to help engage them and their organizations in addressing national preservation policy issues. Through this grant, 120-160 emerging leaders–primarily people living with HIV and young leaders from the heavily impacted communities reflecting the new demographics of AIDS–from 12-16 groups, will help re-energize prevention efforts nationally.
(First payment of a $85,000 grant)

Family Justice $30,000
New York, NY

To create and disseminate a new coordinated model of service delivery for individuals under community justice (those in the criminal justice system but on parole, probation, etc.) and their families dealing with the problems of HIV/AIDS and mental health disorders, often further complicated by substance abuse. The project focuses on community health providers and seeks to create educational initiatives to advance new practices for providing integrated services emphasizing partnerships and strength-based family approaches. The model will be piloted with community health care providers and nationally disseminate through a educational “tool kit.”
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant)

2004

Grants Paid During 2004
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

AIDS Housing of Washington $20,000
Seattle, WA

To support the Systems Integration Dissemination initiative to address the housing and service needs of individuals and families with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who have histories of mental illness, chemical addiction, and/or other chronic health problems and episodes of incarceration. AIDS Housing will disseminate its model program by first developing a training module and curriculum and then employing these materials in a series of four training institutes across the country. Training and curriculum will be made available nation-wide via the Internet and through the organization’s work as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s primary technical assistance provider for AIDS housing.
(Final payment of an $40,000 grant)

Common Ground $60,000
New York

To develop a model program that will train and employ people with HIV/AIDS in the renovation of underutilized prominent downtown properties into housing for special needs populations such as the mentally ill, people with HIV/AIDS and the homeless. Common Ground will develop and showcase their model through a signature renovation project in Manhattan–the ballroom of the Prince George Supportive Housing Program. They will document the process, develop materials to recruit and educate those seeking to imitate their model, disseminate the model through Common Ground’s existing replication program and other venues, and provide training materials and technical support to those utilizing their training. Through Common Ground’s existing network, they have the ability to reach similar organizations in communities across America.
(First payment of a $85,000 grant)

Family Justice $45,000
New York, NY

To create a new coordinated model of service delivery for individuals under community justice (those in the criminal justice system but out on parole, probation, etc.) and their families dealing with the problems of HIV/AIDS and mental health disorders, often further complicated by substance abuse. The project focuses on community health providers and seeks to create educational initiatives to advance new practices for providing integrated services emphasizing partnerships and strength-based family approaches. The model will be piloted with community health care providers and nationally disseminated through an educational “tool kit.”
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

National Youth Leadership Council $15,000
St. Paul, MN

In support of Project Y-RISE: Replicating Innovative Strategies and Excellence in youth-led HIV/AIDS prevention. This proposal seeks to engage the national service learning network as a force for advancing HIV/AIDS prevention. The project will increase the use of service-learning as a strategy for meaningful sex education and youth-led HIV/AIDS prevention both in schools and in partnership with community-based organizations. A computer-based portal will bring together information and best practices, a white paper on best practices will be produced, a curriculum developed and piloted to “train trainers” to advance HIV/AIDS prevention through service-learning. A national network will be created and ongoing technical assistance provided.
(Final payment of an $55,000 grant)

2003

Grants Paid During 2003
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

AIDS Housing of Washington $20,000
Seattle, WA

To support the Systems Integration Dissemination initiative to address the housing and service needs of individuals and families with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who have histories of mental illness, chemical addiction, and/or other chronic health problems and episodes of incarceration. AIDS Housing will disseminate its model program by first developing a training module and curriculum and then employing these materials in a series of four training institutes across the country. Training and curriculum will be made available nation-wide via the Internet and through the organization’s work as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s primary technical assistance provider for AIDS housing.
(First payment of a $40,000 grant)

Health Care of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. $35,000
(SPHERE)
Brockton, MA

One time grant to SPHERE, the Statewide Partnership of HIV Education in Recovery Environments (a program of Health Care of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc.) to develop and implement an Online Harm Reduction Training Program. The grant will underwrite the development of a 6-week training program that will focus on integrating HIV and harm reduction into drug and alcohol treatment. This program will target drug and alcohol treatment counselors increasing their knowledge and capacity to integrate harm reduction information, skills, and referrals into their individual counseling and group education work.

Matrix Research Institute $10,000
Philadelphia, PA

To collect, disseminate, and help replicate Best Practices in employment support and services for People Living with HIV/AIDS. A national HIV & Work Summit will be held to help gather existing Best Practices in the field. This, and other material, will be synthesized, edited, and made into a usable manual. A website will be developed. Best practices will then be replicated at 3-5 locations as demonstration projects. Technical assistance and training will be provided.
(Final payment of a $50,000 grant)

National Youth Leadership Council $40,000
Saint Paul, MN

In support of Project Y-RISE: Replicating Innovative Strategies and Excellence in youth-led HIV/AIDS prevention. This proposal seeks to engage the national service learning network as a force for advancing HIV/AIDS prevention. The project will increase the use of service-learning as a strategy for meaningful sex education and youth-led HIV/AIDS prevention both in schools and in partnership with community-based organizations. A computer-based portal will bring together information and best practices, a white paper on best practices will be produced, a curriculum developed and piloted to “train trainers” to advance HIV/AIDS prevention through service-learning. A national network will be created and ongoing technical assistance provided.
(First payment of an $55,000 grant)

SIECUS $20,000
New York, NY

To support “On The Right Track”, SEICUS’s initiative to incorporate HIV prevention and sexuality education as critical components of youth development programs across the country. By creating training material and a training program for professionals who serve youth, and providing ongoing, in-depth technical assistance to youth development organizations, SIECUS will enable youth development organizations to be the missing delivery mechanism to provide youth across the country with the accurate information and skills they need to avoid HIV infection, STDs, or unwanted pregnancies.
(Final payment of an $80,000 grant)

2002

Grants Paid During 2002
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

Advocates for Youth $20,000
Washington, DC

To launch “Creating On-line Communities: Support, Resource and Information for HIV-positive Youth”, an initiative to create a safe and effective web site to provide these youth with information on HIV testing and counseling, HIV drug treatment, self-care, and mental and emotional needs.
(Second payment of a $60,000 grant)

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $20,000
Boston, MA

To develop Phinney’s Friends, a largely volunteer driven support program for People with AIDS who have pets, as a national model. The program is dedicated to helping PWA maintain their health and enhance their overall quality of life by securing the important and beneficial relationship they share with their companion animals. The MSPCA proposes to construct a new model of volunteerism that will allow for an expanded program while maintaining quality. Once this model is developed and tested, it will be documented so it can be used as a blueprint to replicate the program in other areas of the country.

Matrix Research Institute $40,000
Philadelphia, PA

To collect, disseminate, and help replicate Best Practices in employment support and services for People Living with HIV/AIDS. A national HIV & Work Summit will gather existing Best Practices in the field. This, and other material, will be synthesized, edited, and made into a usable manual. A web site will be developed. Best practices will then be replicated at 3-5 locations as demonstration projects. Technical assistance and training will be provided.
(First payment of a $50,000 grant)

Scenarios USA $30,000
New York, NY

To support the testing, refinement, and development of a national replication strategy for Scenarios USA, an innovative AIDS prevention program for underserved at-risk youth.
(Final payment of an $80,000 grant)

SIECUS $60,000
New York, NY

To support, “On the Right Track”, SIECUS’s initiative to incorporate HIV prevention and sexuality education as critical components of youth development programs across the country. By creating training material and a training program for professionals who serve youth, and providing ongoing, in-depth technical assistance to youth development organizations SIECUS will enable youth development organizations to be the missing delivery mechanism to provide youth across the country with the accurate information and skills they need to avoid HIV infection, STDs, or unwanted pregnancies.
(First payment of an $80,000 grant)

2001

Grants Paid During 2001
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

Advocates for Youth $40,000
Washington, DC

To launch “Creating On-line Communities: Support, Resource and Information for HIV-positive Youth”, an initiative to create a safe and effective web site to provide these youth with information on HIV testing and counseling, HIV drug treatment, self-care, and mental and emotional needs.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Center for Child Health $35,000
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center
New York, NY

To study the effects on children of shouldering caregiving responsibilities due to their single mother’s HIV/AIDS illness and to design and disseminate model intervention programs to provide support to these young caregivers. The project consists of an applied research study of children of parents with HIV/AIDS. This study will supply critical data on the magnitude of the problem.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

Scenarios USA $50,000
New York, NY

To support the testing, refinement, and development of a national replication strategy for Scenarios USA, an innovative AIDS prevention program for underserved at-risk youth using film as a medium to engage youth, schools, and the entire community.
(First payment of an $80,000 grant)

Village Care of New York $20,000
New York, NY

To fully develop and disseminate a model AIDS-specific Mental Health Program. Unlike “mainstream” mental health programs, this program will be HIV/AIDS specific, focusing on wellness and utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach combining both traditional and non-traditional methods. The Program will address the same range of mental health problems experienced by the greater community in addition to issues of adherence, risk behaviors, coping with side-effects of drug therapies, substance abuse and disclosure. Individual, couple, family, and/or group counseling will be supplemented by acupuncture, relaxation, nutritional counseling, stress reduction and pain management.
(Final payment of an $80,000 grant)

2000

Grants Paid During 2000
Including Payments for Grants Approved in Prior Years

AIDS Project Los Angeles $25,000
Los Angeles, CA

A one-time grant of $25,000 to design, publish, and distribute Latino Positivo, a new national Spanish language publication detailing treatment information, health news, and other educational topics addressing the needs of Latinos/as living with HIV/AIDS whose primary or preferred language is Spanish.

Children’s Hospital Foundation $25,000
Philadelphia, PA

To improve the lives of HIV infected children by increasing adherence to medication regimens. This project will identify barriers to children taking their HIV medications and devise interventions to overcome these barriers. Interventions will include working with pain and feeding experts, nutritionists and psychologists. Social interventions will focus on educating the children’s caregivers including one-on-one instruction, the use of support groups, and the creation and distribution of a caregiver handbook. The study will identify what interventions work best in what situations. Information learned will be shared through professional associations of physicians, nurses and social workers, journal articles, meetings with other hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Information on the findings will also be available on the Hospital’s website and the National Pediatric & Family HIV Resource Center home page.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

Community Research Initiative on AIDS $20,000
New York, NY

To implement a new HIV treatment education technical assistance (TA) service that will allow the Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA) to teach staffs of AIDS service organizations how to provide life-saving HIV medical information to tens of thousands of people living with AIDS. The program will train over 400 staff members from AIDS service organizations on how to provide accurate information on a wide range of health care issues to their thousands of clients. Counselors, nurses, and social workers already at work in these agencies will deliver this information. There is an additional follow-up component keeping those who have been trained appraised of medical advances. The technical assistance program will start in NYC and then be replicated in at least four additional cities nationwide per year. CRIA will partner with a lead agency in each city to conduct the TA program. Through these combined efforts it is estimated up to 50,000 underserved people living with AIDS a year will be reached.
(Final payment of a $50,000 grant)

The Miriam Hospital Foundation $40,000
Providence, RI

A one-time grant of $40,000 as seed money for “Project Prevent”, a pilot project demonstrating that HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases can be prevented and reduced among low income substance abusing men and women by providing a comprehensive array of personalized, multi-disciplinary services (including rapid testing) through publicly funded detoxification centers.

Preventive Intervention Research Center for Child Health $40,000
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY

To study the effects on children of shouldering caregiving responsibilities due to their single mother’s HIV/AIDS illness and to design and disseminate model intervention programs to provide support to these young caregivers. The project consists of an applied research study of children of parents with HIV/AIDS. This study will supply critical data on the magnitude of the problem. It will identify which children are at risk for parentification so programmatic help can be targeted to them. Preventive interventions will be designed to assist families faced with a single parent’s HIV/AIDS illness. Using what is learned through the applied research and assisted by an advisory group of parents and children, three program models of services will be developed as well as best methods of presenting the problem and program to families. In addition to dissemination over the web, the models will be shared through existing networks of groups and individuals dealing with families affected by HIV/AIDS.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

Village Care of New York $60,000
New York, NY

To fully develop and disseminate a model AIDS-specific Mental Health Program. Unlike “mainstream” mental health programs, this program will be HIV/AIDS specific, focusing on wellness and utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach combining both traditional and non-traditional methods. The Program will address the same range of mental health problems experienced by the greater community in addition to issues of adherence, risk behaviors, coping with side-effects of drug therapies, substance abuse and disclosure. Individual, couple, family, and/or group counseling will be supplemented by acupuncture, relaxation, nutritional counseling, stress reduction and pain management. The program will be designed by and for individuals with the disease. After fully developing and refining the program in year one, in year two it will be disseminated through in-service training, a seminar, and the provision of technical assistance to at least two other organizations.
(First payment of an $80,000 grant)

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