HIV/AIDS Grants Management


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. 

Under United Way's leadership, in 2016 the Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council collaborated with the Nassau and Suffolk County Departments of Health, NYC Department of Health, NYS Department of Health and other HIV/AIDS planning bodies across the state to develop the NYS Integrated Prevention and Care Plan for 2017-2021. This 5-year plan addresses health and human services for people with HIV in New York State and aligns with the state's Ending the Epidemic Blueprint. The Plan’s vision is to provide HIV positive individuals including those living in Nassau and Suffolk Counties with a comprehensive, coordinated system of culturally and linguistically appropriate state-of-the-art primary and specialty HIV care and supportive services designed to improve and maintain overall health status and quality of life. The Plan can be used by anyone involved in planning, funding, delivering, receiving, or measuring the effectiveness of HIV services.
To learn more about the Council, HIV Services funded through Part A, or to find testing locations, please visit

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.

Staff Contact

Georgette Beal, Senior Vice President, Planning and Grants Management and Community Impact, or 631.940.3711
JoAnn Henn, Nassau-Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council, Planning Associate, or 631.940.3723

Current Funding Opportunities

United Way administers funding for Part A & HOPWA through competitive RFP processes. View the current RFP for 2023-2026.

Additional Information, Documents and Websites

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #H89HA00020, HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants, in the amount of $5,493,611.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.