Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health ( CDPH ) announced $36 million in new HIV funding opportunities to support Chicago's "Getting to Zero" initiative that aims to effectively eliminate all new diagnoses of HIV in the city by 2027.
Last year, Emanuel joined CDPH and advocates from across Chicago to launch the new Getting to Zero initiative. As part of that announcement, CDPH pledged to work with community groups to overhaul how federal grant dollars are distributed, ensuring greater alignment with evidence-based practices necessary to meet the ambitious goals outlined in Getting to Zero.
Funding categories for 2018 will include community development, healthcare access, housing, outreach and marketing, services for persons who use drugs, evaluation and quality management, and resource coordination.
In addition, all funding opportunities will focus on communities most impacted by HIV transmission, including members of the LGBT community, most especially younger African-American and Latino gay and bisexual men, as well as transgender women.
For more information, visit www.aidschicago.org/page/get-involved/getting-to-zero .