Hudson County Commissioners Accept $1.8 Million Federal HIV/AIDS Grant

Jersey City-The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have approved the acceptance  of allocated funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A grant programs, totaling $1,812,226 for fiscal year 2021.

The purpose of the program is to provide services that include outpatient, ambulatory medical care, mental health, substance abuse, emergency assistance, emergency transportation, oral health services, home delivered meals, essential support services, medical case management services and other core medical and social services programs for those living in Hudson County with HIV/AIDS.

The Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services has recommended that the following agencies receive the following funds.  Care Point, Hoboken University Medical Center received $246,669 for medical case management, emergency assistance, outpatient primary medical services, mental health and substance treatment.  Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center received $1,246,832 for outpatient primary medical services, emergency assistance and transportation. Hudson Administration received $85,374.  Hudson County Improvement Authority received $109,451 for the Hudson County HIV/AIDS Planning Council.  God’s Love We Deliver received $79,900 for home delivered meals.  Hyacinth AIDS Foundation received $44,000.

The program will run from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022.

Commission Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Board of Commissioners are committed to providing the needed support services, referral services, legal services, home delivered meals and prevention services to the residents of Hudson County who are living with HIV/AIDS.