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Media Advisory

Community Grants Available for Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness


Sept. 14, 2006



Archived. This is an older press release from 2006 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What

The Contra Costa Public Health AIDS Program is offering grants of up to $1,000 grants for community groups and individuals to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of testing.

When

The application deadline is September 29, 2006.

Who

Local groups and institutions, including churches, neighborhood groups/associations, non-profit organizations, salons/barber shops, and individuals are encouraged to apply.

How

Grant money can pay for reimbursement for materials to conduct events in Contra Costa County reaching local residents. Group events corresponding to HIV/AIDS Observances dates are encouraged. All events must take place before June 2007.

Sample event ideas include community events encouraging open discussion to reduce stigma and discrimination about HIV/AIDS, to provide women with the opportunity to talk about HIV prevention and how to negotiate safer sex with partners, and for making AIDS memorial quilts.

The AIDS Program can provide technical assistance, such as event planning and media advocacy.

For information or to apply, visit www.cchealth.org to obtain an application (78k PDF 2pp.) or contact Rhonda Choi by email at rchoi@hsd.cccounty.us or by phone at 925-313-6775. Groups selected to receive a grant are required to attend the award ceremony and orientation October 6, 2006 in Martinez.


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Press Contact
  • Rhonda Choi
  • 925-313-6775