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National HIV/AIDS Strategy

  • The National HIV/AIDS Strategy is a five-year plan that details principles, priorities, and actions to guide the national response to the HIV epidemic.
  • First released on July 13, 2010, the Strategy identified a set of priorities and strategic action steps tied to measurable outcomes for moving the nation forward in addressing the domestic HIV epidemic.
  • In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 (NHAS 2020) (PDF - 2.2 MB) was updated.
  • NHAS 2020 reflects the work accomplished and the new scientific developments since 2010 and charts a course for collective action across the federal government and all sectors of society to move us close to the Strategy’s vision.



This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87) via grant H89HA00007.

This document was funded with 100% governmental sources. The information or content and conclusions are those of the Nevada Office of HIV/AIDS Part B Program and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.



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The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program


  • The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (previously known as the Ryan White CARE Act) is a Federal program that funds services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
  • Ryan White services are to be used only for those who cannot pay for the care they need and funds are to be used as the “payer of last resort”.
  • The legislation spells out who is eligible for services and describes how the money can be used.
  • Most Ryan White funds go to pay for medical and support services for PLWHA and their families.
  • The major goal of this program is to get PLWHA into care early and help them stay there and remain healthy.


The San Antonio Ryan White TGA Part A Program

  • Part A funds go to local areas that have been hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.
  • These areas are called eligible metropolitan areas (EMAs) or transitional grant areas (TGAs).
  • San Antonio is a TGA,  meaning it is a metropolitan area with between 1,000 and 1,999 new cases of AIDS reported in the past five years and at least 1,500 cumulative living cases of AIDS as of the most recent calendar year.
  • Part A money goes to the chief elected official (CEO) of the major city or county government in the EMA or TGA.
  • The CEO is legally the grantee, but usually chooses a department or other entity to manage the grant.
  • That entity is called the grantee,  and is responsible for ensuring that the grant funds are used correctly.
  •  The grantee works with the Part A planning council in making decisions about how to use the funds.


The Award Process

Each year Congress approves different amounts of funds for Ryan White programs, including Part A which is then divided into formula and supplemental funds.

  • EMA's or TGA's must submit a grant application to HAB/DSS each year to receive formula and supplemental Part A funds.
  • Grants are written by the Grantee and submitted each September.
  • EMA's or TGA's must submit a grant application to HAB/DSS each year to receive formula and supplemental Part A funds.
  • Grants are written by the Grantee and submitted each September.
  • The grant year or fiscal year runs from March 1st to February 28th each year.
  • The annual planning cycle, which the Planning Council operates on, is from September to August each year.