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Media Advisory

Community Grants Available for Raising HIV/AIDS Awareness

Sept. 14, 2006


The Contra Costa Public Health AIDS Program is offering grants of up to $1,000 grants for community groups and individuals to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of testing.


The application deadline is September 29, 2006.


Local groups and institutions, including churches, neighborhood groups/associations, non-profit organizations, salons/barber shops, and individuals are encouraged to apply.


Grant money can pay for reimbursement for materials to conduct events in Contra Costa County reaching local residents. Group events corresponding to HIV/AIDS Observances dates are encouraged. All events must take place before June 2007.

Sample event ideas include community events encouraging open discussion to reduce stigma and discrimination about HIV/AIDS, to provide women with the opportunity to talk about HIV prevention and how to negotiate safer sex with partners, and for making AIDS memorial quilts.

The AIDS Program can provide technical assistance, such as event planning and media advocacy.

For information or to apply, visit to obtain an application (78k PDF 2pp.) or contact Rhonda Choi by email at or by phone at 925-313-6775. Groups selected to receive a grant are required to attend the award ceremony and orientation October 6, 2006 in Martinez.

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Press Contact
  • Rhonda Choi
  • 925-313-6775