HIV Branch Grants

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The Ryan White Program Overview

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of HIV primary medical care, essential support services, and medications for uninsured, under-served and low-income people living with HIV. The program funds grants to states, cities/counties, and local community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to people living with HIV to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.

More than half of people living with diagnosed HIV in the United States receive services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program each year. That means more than half a million people received services through the program.

First authorized in 1990, the program is funded at $2.34 billion for U.S. states and territories in fiscal year 2018. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).

About The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts

Part A funds medical and support services to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs). EMS and TGAs are counties/cities that are the most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Part B administers funds for states and territories to improve the quality, availability, and organization of HIV health care and support services. Recipients include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the six U.S. Pacific territories/associated jurisdictions. Part B also includes grants for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Part C administers funds for local community-based organizations to provide primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for people living with HIV through Early Intervention Services program grants. Part C funds Capacity Development grants.

Part D provides funds for local, community-based organizations to provide outpatient, ambulatory, family-centered primary and specialty medical care for women, infants, children and youth living with HIV. Part D funding can also be utilized to provide support services to people living with HIV and their affected family members.

Part F funds support clinician training, technical assistance, and the development of innovative models of care to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission.

These programs include:

The Special Projects of National Significance Program

This supports the development of innovative models of HIV care and treatment to quickly respond to the emerging needs of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. SPNS advances knowledge and skills in the delivery of health care and support services to underserved populations living with HIV. Through its demonstration projects, SPNS evaluates the design, implementation, utilization, cost and health-related outcomes of treatment models and promotes the dissemination and replication of successful interventions.

AIDS Education and Training Centers Program

These programs support a network of eight regional centers (and more than 130 local affiliated sites) and national centers that conduct targeted multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating people living with HIV.

Dental Programs

Dental Programs provide funding for oral health care for people with HIV through the HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program and the Community-Based Dental Partnership Program.

Minority AIDS Initiative

The initiative improves access to HIV care and health outcomes for disproportionately affected minority populations, including black/African American populations. In Texas, there four contractors funded through the MAI program to provide services to recently incarcerated HIV-positive individuals. These contracts total approximately $1,009,000.00.

Health Resources and Services Administration

The administration funds the Texas Department of State Health Services to administer the Ryan White Program across the state of Texas. The funding subcontracts to seven administrative agencies (AAs) to carry out the local functions of the program. The seven AAs subcontract with 56 second-tier subrecipients, and at least 132 third-tier subrecipients. These contracts total approximately $36,647,000.00 in Ryan White Part B funding and the required "state match" known as State Services funding.


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HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS)

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program provides housing help and supportive services to assist low-income persons living with HIV and their households establish or maintain affordable and stable housing, reduce their risk of homelessness, and improve their access to health care and supportive services. The HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch administers the program, through annual formula grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding provides housing and supportive services for approximately 943 households across Texas. The HOPWA contracts currently total approximately $3,300,000.00.

DSHS authorizes the following program activities:

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

TBRA is a rental subsidy used to help households get permanent housing, including help for shared housing arrangements, in the private rental housing market. TBRA works like the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program in that the assistance pays the difference between the contractual rent to the owner and the household's calculated rent payment. The gross rent of the proposed unit must be at or below the lower of the rent standard or the reasonable rent.

Short-Term Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance (STRMU)

STRMU provides short-term, rent, mortgage, and utility payments for households experiencing a financial crisis as a result of their HIV health condition or a change in their economic circumstances. STRMU can prevent households from becoming homeless by helping them remain in their own dwellings.

Facility- Based Housing Assistance (FBHA)

All eligible HOPWA housing assistance expenditures for or associated with supportive housing facilities approved by HUD. The DSHS HOPWA Program limits the use of FBHA to Short-Term Supportive Housing (STSH) and Transitional Supportive Housing (TSH) Services.

Permanent Housing Placement (PHP)

PHP helps households establish permanent residence. Eligible costs include application fees, related credit checks, utility hookup fees and deposits, and reasonable security deposits necessary to move persons into permanent housing.

Housing Case Management

Housing Case Management is considered a central component of HOPWA supportive services and key to successful program outcomes for housing stability and access to care. "Housing case management" means that the central emphasis of a case manager's work with a household id placed on housing issues, including evaluation of housing options, housing stability, and housing specific goals. Housing Case Management may be provided along with housing assistance services or as a standalone service.

Housing Information Services

Housing Information Services include, but are not limited to counseling, information and referral services to assist households with locating, acquiring, financing, and maintaining housing. This may also include fair housing guidance for households that have encountered discrimination.

Resource Identification

Resource Identification include activities that establish, coordinate, and develop housing assistance resources for eligible households.


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List of Administrative Agencies (AA) and subs of AAs

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

Fiscal Contact: Amy Duron
Address: 3991 East 29th Street
Bryan, Texas 77802

  • AIDS Services of Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Big Country AIDS Resources, Abilene, Texas
  • Community Action, Inc., San Marcos, Texas
  • David Powell Clinic, Austin, Texas
  • Dr. Thomas Kaspar, Victoria, Texas
  • Maverick County Hospital District, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • McLennan County Health Department, Waco, Texas
  • Nortex Regional Planning Commission, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Project Unity, Bryan, Texas
  • Shannon Supportive Health Services, San Angelo, Texas
  • United Medical Centers, Eagle Pass, Texas
  • United Way of Greater Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas
  • Victoria County Health Department, Victoria, Texas
  • Waterloo Counseling Center, Austin, Texas
  • Nortex Regional Planning Commission, Wichita Falls, Texas

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Bexar County Hospital District dba University Health System

Fiscal Staff: Leah Meraz
Address: 4502 Medical Drive, MS 42-2
San Antonio, Texas 78229

  • Alamo Area Resource Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • B.E.A.T. AIDS, San Antonio, Texas
  • Centro Med, San Antonio, Texas
  • San Antonio AIDS Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
  • University Health System, San Antonio, Texas

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Dallas County Health and Human Services

Fiscal Staff: Wanda Scott
Address: 2377 N. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75207

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Dallas, Texas
  • AIDS Services of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Dallas County Hospital District dba Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas
  • Health Services of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • Legacy Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Prism Health North Texas, Dallas, Texas
  • Resource Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Your Health Clinic, Sherman, Texas

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Houston Resource Group

Fiscal Staff: Damien Shrock
Address: 500 Lovett Blvd, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77006

  • Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • East Texas Cares, Tyler, Texas
  • Harris County Sherriff's Office, Houston, Texas
  • Houston Area Community Services, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Health Horizons, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Legacy Community Counseling Center, Houston and Beaumont, Texas
  • Montrose Counseling Center, Houston, Texas
  • St. Hope Foundation, Houston, Texas

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Lubbock Regional MHMR dba StarCare

Fiscal Staff: Rhonda Gentry
Address: 904 Avenue O
Lubbock, Texas 79401

  • Basin Assistance Services, Odessa, Texas
  • Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, El Paso, Texas
  • Panhandle AIDS Support Organization, Amarillo, Texas
  • Project CHAMPS, El Paso and Lubbock, Texas

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South Texas Development Council

Fiscal Staff: Maria Jimenez
Address: 1002 Dicky Lane
Laredo, Texas 78043

  • City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, Texas
  • Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Valley AIDS Coalition, Harlingen, Texas

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Tarrant County

Fiscal Contact: Matthew Weaver
Address: 100 E Weatherford Street #506
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fort Worth, Texas
  • AIDS Outreach Center, Fort Worth, Texas
  • John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Preventive Medicine Clinic (PMC), Fort Worth, Texas
  • Samaritan House, Fort Worth, Texas

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Last updated August 13, 2020