With 5,773 residents living with HIV/AIDS, Long Island has the one of the highest number of AIDS cases of any suburban areas and more cases than many states across the nation. United Way of Long Island is committed to developing a quality system of HIV care and support and has served as a technical support agency for two federal funds since 1997. United Way manages the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A grant on behalf of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) grant on behalf of the Town of Brookhaven. In this capacity, United Way has granted more than $32 million in Ryan White Part A funding in the past six years to community-based organizations to care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
As a leader in HIV/AIDS grants management, United Way also administers and staffs the Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council, a community-based regional group responsible for coordinating the community response to improving services for people living with HIV and AIDS. The Planning Council is an appointed body that works to develop and update a comprehensive plan for the region, ensuring that there is no duplication of services through the various funding streams on Long Island.
World AIDS Day
Each year, The Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council and United Way of Long Island celebrate World AIDS Day with a special event to show support for those living with HIV, remember those who have died from the infection, as well as honor individuals for their work in ending the epidemic. Learn about World AIDS Day.
Current Funding Opportunities
United Way administers funding for Part A & HOPWA through competitive RFP processes. View the current RFP for 2019-2020.
Additional Information, Documents and Websites
- Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, Part A
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
- Nassau Suffolk Planning Council
- New York State HIV Epidemiological Profile
- NYS Integrated Prevention and Care Plan for 2017-2021
- HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau
- TARGET Center: Central Source for Ryan White Technical Assistance
- New York State Information on HIV/AIDS
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control)