December 20, 2001
In funding Ryan White CARE Act programs, conferees split the difference between the Senate and House-passed funding levels -- with the exception of the ADAP program which received a $50 million increase. Programs included in the Minority AIDS Initiative received a $31 million increase over FY 2001 funding. HIV prevention programs received a $68.2 million increase and NIH funding specific to HIV/AIDS was estimated to increase by 11 percent. The Labor-HHS-Education funding measure was delayed in conference due to extensive negotiations over education funding formulas, which were resolved by the authorizing committee. A final agreement on the education reform bill was reached last week, setting the stage for final consideration of the Labor-HHS-Education bill.
The HIV/AIDS funding levels for the House-passed FY 2002 Labor-HHS-Education conference report include:
|Program||FY 2002 Funding Level||Change from FY 2001|
|Total Ryan White Care Act||$1.911 billion||+$111.0 million|
|Title I||$619.5 million||+$15.3 million|
|Title II||$338.4 million||+$16.4 million|
|ADAP||$639.0 million||+$50.0 million|
|Title III||$193.9 million||+$8.0 million|
|Title IV||$70.9 million||+$5.9 million|
|Part F Dental||$13.5 million||+$3.5 million|
|Part F- AETC||$35.3 million||+$3.7 million|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HIV/AIDS Programs)||$835.2 million||+$68.2 million|
|HIV Domestic Prevention||$691.53 million||+$39.0 million|
|HIV Global Prevent||$143.763 million||+$39.0 million|
|Minority AIDS Initiative(1)||$381.0 million||+$31.0 million|
|Ryan White CARE Act||$123.2 million|
|CDC Domestic Prevention||$96.0 million|
|SAMHSA and Other Programs||$95.1 million|
|Office of the Director||$7.0 million|
|Other DHHS programs||$59.7 million|
|National Institutes of Health(2)||$23.285 billion||+2.985 billion|
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(3)||$3.131 billion||+131.0 million|
|Center for Substance Abuse Treatment||$291.572 million|
|Center for Substance Abuse Prevention||$198.14 million|
The final conference report includes language requesting an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Inspector General of all federal amounts and activities allocated for AIDS prevention programs funded by the Labor-HHS-Education bill.
With five ongoing audits of HIV/AIDS programs within DHHS, AIDS Action views the repetitive and costly audits as an attempt to hamstring open, honest and comprehensive sexual health dialogue. These costly audits are essentially diverting funding from direct services and weakening efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
To view a detailed chart outlining HIV/AIDS-related funding in the final Labor-HHS-Education bill or the conference report language, go to www.aidsaction.org.