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Congressional Community Project Funding: How new rules can benefit HIV organizations.

The House Committee on Appropriations has recently announced new rules for community project funding. This process, also known as earmarking or pork-barrel spending, is the often misunderstood and disparaged funding process of inserting provisions into appropriations bills that allow for the direct funding of certain projects. This means that these funding recipients will not have to respond to requests for proposals to receive federal dollars.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, March 05, 2021


Looking back on HIV policy in 2020

This year has certainly been one to remember here at AIDS United. We’ve had many hurdles to overcome in this last year, and we are certainly hopeful for the year to come. As we close out an unusual year, our policy team reflects on some of the HIV advocacy community’s biggest wins in 2020.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Will we see COVID relief in 2020?

House and Senate leadership discussions on the next round of a long overdue COVID-19 package seem likely to come through at the last minute — and potentially over the weekend.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 18, 2020


Still waiting on a spending deal

We have been anxiously anticipating Dec. 11 to see what the final fiscal year 2021 Congressional spending package looks like, but it seems we are all going to have to wait at least one week longer.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 11, 2020


The Senate proposed increased HIV funding, but is it enough?

Senate appropriators released all 12 of their spending bills for fiscal year 2021 on Tuesday. These bills represented a positive development concerning HIV-related funding, although there are certainly many areas where AIDS United wishes to see improvement as the bills go to conference with the House’s spending bills.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, November 13, 2020


Health care policy impacting the HIV response in the South

As HIV tends to disproportionately impact those living in the South, it is important that events and policy choices be closely monitored in these areas. With several areas of legislation to keep track of, the AIDS United Policy Team explores some of the movement around policy changes that are impacting Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, September 11, 2020


AIDS United talks HIV policy at the Democratic and Republican Conventions

AIDS United hosted two conversations as the Democratic and Republican parties met to nominate Biden and Trump as their party’s presidential nominee

Posted By: Warren Gill - Wednesday, September 02, 2020


House spending bills have increased HIV-related funding, but is complicated

The House of Representatives passed several spending bills late last week. These bills included increased funding for HIV-related programs. But the modest funding increases by the House were not exactly what HIV advocates were hoping for.

Posted By: Warren Gill - Friday, August 07, 2020


House Appropriations Bill Increases Funding to HIV and Health Care

This week the House Appropriations Committee met to discuss the appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, July 17, 2020


House Set To Vote on Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill

The House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote on the latest relief package aimed at addressing the widespread economic and health care impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic despite the bill's chances of becoming law in its current form being virtually nonexistent. The bill, known as the HEROES Act, is the opening entry from House Democrats in what will certainly be a highly partisan fight over the contents of the 5th piece of federal COVID-19 relief legislation, which emerges at a time when The White House has shifted its focus from the health of US citizens to the health of the US economy, all but abdicating its responsibility for monitoring testing and treatment of the virus to the states.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, May 15, 2020

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