Southern REACH

Building Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS in the South

AIDS United expanded its response in the South in 2007 with Southern REACH (Regional Expansion of Access and Capacity to Address HIV/AIDS), an initiative providing grant resources and technical support for broadening and strengthening community capacity to address HIV/AIDS for marginalized, at-risk, and underserved populations in nine targeted Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Northern Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. This has been achieved through investments in the operations and programming of strategically positioned community based organizations (CBOs) that have the demonstrated ability to: reach priority populations with HIV prevention and care services; or lead policy and advocacy efforts that will have an impact on priority populations. 

The 2013-2014 grant awards support the development of programs that seek to achieve social change, shape responsible HIV/AIDS public policy, and/or respond to the underlying legal, political, and systemic barriers contributing to disproportionate rates of HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States. 

Click here to read the announcement and a list of the 2013-2014 Southern REACH grantees.