More than $1.9 billion dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded to cities, states and community-based organizations  through the 2013 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, it was announced today.

Atlanta received more than $21.5 million of that money with Georgia receiving nearly $50 million and hundreds more thousands going to local community based organizations.

The funding comes at the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

Atlanta receives more than $21 million in federal HIV funding

“The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program plays an important role in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a prepared statement. “These grants will help make a real difference in the lives of Americans coping with HIV/AIDS, especially those in underserved urban and rural communities.”

From an HHS press release:

• A total of $594 million was awarded to 53 cities to provide core medical and support services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS under Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. These grants are awarded to eligible metropolitan areas with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS and to areas experiencing increases in HIV/AIDS cases and emerging care needs.

Atlanta received $21.5 million through Part A.

• Approximately $1.16 billion was awarded in FY 2013 to 59 states and territories under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Part B grants include grants that can be used for home and community-based services, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) assistance, and other direct services. In FY 2013, $309 million was awarded in Part B base funding and $782 million was awarded for ADAP. In addition, 16 states received Emerging Community grants based on the number of AIDS cases over the most recent five-year period. Thirty-six states and territories were also awarded $10.1 million in Part B Minority AIDS Initiative grants. See a list of the Part B awards.

For Georgia, the money received is: $12 million for “final base award”;  $31.6 million for ADAP; and a $566,494 supplemental award for a total of more than $47.5 million.

• In FY 2013, approximately $178 million was awarded across the country to 357 local community-based organizations to provide core medical and support services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS under Part C of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.Currently 351 Part C grantees are providing ongoing services. Part C grant recipients provide comprehensive primary health care in outpatient settings to people living with HIV disease.

Those organizations from Georgia receiving funding are:
Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. — $ 787,210

Chatham County Board of Health in Savannah — $1.3 million

Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services in Atlanta — $736,938

University of Miami in Atlanta — $942,667

Ware County Health Department in Waycross — $710,815

Georgia Health Sciences University Inc. in Augusta — $1.1 million

Georgia Department of Public Health in Columbus — $401,375

Lowndes County Board of Health in Valdosta — $550,595

District Four Health Services/Georgia Department of Public Health in Lagrange — $472,241

Macon-Bibb County Board of Health — $613,664

Clarke County Board of Health in Athens — $571,354

DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur — $435,169

AID Gwinnett in Duluth — $505,689

Cobb County Board of Health — $260,484

Floyd County Board of Health in Rome — $305,663

North Georgia Health District/Cherokee County Board of Health in Dalton — $481,507

Emory University — $693,586

County of Clayton in Jonesboro — $237,500

County of Hall in Gainesville — $277,083

County of Laurens in Dublin — $316,667