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The Boston EMA (Eligible Metropolitan Area) Ryan White Planning Council is an independent federally required planning body that works to organize, evaluate, prioritize, and allocate Ryan White Part A HIV
funding in the EMA. The Council is appointed by the Mayor of Boston and works with staff of the Boston Public Health Commission Division of HIV/AIDS Services to administer the Part A grant. The Ryan White Act was created to fill gaps in existing medical and supportive HIV services and contains several parts. Part A provides the funding for the Boston EMA and other urban areas most heavily impacted by the HIV & AIDS epidemic.
The Boston EMA Ryan White Planning Council is hosting an Open House Thursday, June 15th, from 5:00-7:00PM at the Old South Church, Boston MA. Agency staff or clients and other community members interested in applying to the Planning Council should attend the event (see attached flyer). This event will start with a brief presentation and remarks from current Planning Council members that will explain who the council is, what it does, and why it’s an opportunity to impact HIV services in the Boston EMA. The council relies on committed and passionate individuals that represent the diverse communities of people living with HIV to make informed decisions about the prioritization and allocation of federal funds for HIV services in the EMA. The application period closes on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Boston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA): MA/NH Counties identified in dark blue shading below.
For more information, visit: www.bostonplanningcouncil.org