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Press Release

Seeking Public Comment on How to Spend Federal AIDS Funds in Contra Costa

For release May 20, 2005


The public is invited to provide comments on how federal funds should be spent in Contra Costa County for support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. We are providing this opportunity for the public to bring their concerns, comments and ideas to the forum or to send in written comments to the Contra Costa HIV Consortium. All comments will be reviewed in our annual priority setting and funding allocation process.


The Contra Costa HIV/AIDS Consortium, a local planning body that includes Contra Costa Health Services, AIDS service providers, HIV prevention providers, people living with HIV/AIDS and concerned community members, is soliciting community comments.

When and Where

There are 2 ways to give public comment:

  1. Written comments must be submitted by Tuesday, June 20, 2005 c/o Consortium by fax to 925-313-6798, by email to, or by mail to 597 Center Avenue, Suite 200, Martinez, CA 94553.
  2. The Consortium is also sponsoring a public forum to hear comments on Monday, July 11, 2005 beginning at 10 a.m. The public forum will be held at Chapman University, 2600 Stanwell Drive, Room 3, Concord. Each person will have 3 minutes to speak at this forum.


The Consortium will use the public comments along with other information to make recommendations to Contra Costa Public Health about annual funding for the Ryan White CARE Act in Contra Costa. Final recommendations will be presented to the regional Planning Council of the Oakland Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) for approval in August 2005 and then submitted to the Federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) in September 2005. The new program year for Ryan White CARE Act funds begins March 2006.

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Press Contact
  • Rhonda Choi
  • 925-313-6775