Pallone Announces More than 75 Million in Funding for HIV/AIDS Care in New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ -- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $75,663,600 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to New Jersey and the 6th Congressional District for medical care and support to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS through the Ryan White Program. The program awarded $2.3 billion in grants nationwide.
“New Jersey ranks high in the nation for the number of reported HIV/AIDS cases, but this funding from the Ryan White Program will provide critical medical care and support services for those living with HIV/AIDS who would otherwise have no means of paying for it,” said Pallone. “The Ryan White program improves the quality of life for some of our most vulnerable residents, and I will work with my colleagues to ensure the program continues.”
Grants from the Ryan White Program include:
- Rutgers University - $2,234,403.26
- City of New Brunswick, NJ- $2,747,766
- Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center- $66,000
- New Jersey Department of Health- $2,173,232
As the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Pallone has been a strong supporter of the Ryan White program, which is the single largest federal program designed specifically for people with HIV in the United States. The program works with cities, states, and local community-based organization to provide HIV-related services to more than half a million people with HIV each year. First enacted in 1990, it provides care and support services to individuals and families affected by the disease, functioning as the “payer of last resort” by filling the gaps for those who have no other source of coverage or face coverage limits.