CDC Awards $117 Million in Ending HIV Initiative

This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $117 million to state and local health departments to help rebuild and begin to expand HIV prevention and treatment efforts as the U.S. continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awarded funds are part of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

This week’s awards are the second major round of funds delivered to state and local health departments as part of the initiative, and funds will be used to expand access to the initiative’s four major strategies and to reduce health disparities. California local health departments are slated to receive a combined total of nearly $12 million to Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Additional information on the funding awards is available here.