Minnesota AIDS Programs Survive Budget Cuts for Now
February 13, 2003
Officials of the Minnesota AIDS Project anticipated $1.2 million in state budget cuts to AIDS prevention efforts. But officials of the state Department of Health reworked the numbers the in last few days to ease the effect. Health Department spokesperson Buddy Ferguson said the $1.2 million in cuts announced last week will be restored with $400,000 in federal grant money, $385,000 in unspent subsidies to local public health agencies and $400,000 in grant cuts to those agencies. The AIDS Project, a statewide nonprofit agency, was expected to lose 40 percent of funding for its AIDSline, substantially reduce access to HIV testing and eliminate many counseling and street-outreach programs. It will lose some funding for educational and technical assistance it gives to state pharmacies.Adapted from:
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
02.12.03; Curt Brown
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.