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Media Advisory

Community Grants Available for Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness

March 21, 2007


The Contra Costa Health Services Public Health AIDS Program announces the availability of mini-grants to conduct one-time interactive education events reaching women and men who have risks for acquiring HIV. The grants will funding event where groups explore why individuals/communities continue to put themselves at risk for HIV.


The application form is due on April 13, 2007.


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


Grant money can pay for reimbursement for materials to conduct events in Contra Costa County reaching local residents. Group events corresponding to HIV/AIDS special observance 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, events to that provide women with the opportunity to talk about HIV prevention and how to negotiate safer sex with partners, and gatherings for making AIDS memorial quilts.

For information or to apply, visit to obtain an application form (39k PDF, 2 pp.) or contact Carmen Beyer by e-mail at or by phone at 925-313-6783. Groups selected to receive a grant are required to attend the award ceremony and orientation.

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Press Contact
  • Carmen Beyer
  • 925-313-6783