FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2004
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON INCREASE IN RYAN WHITE FUNDING
"We are pleased that the United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded New York City $122 million in Ryan White Title I funding for HIV/AIDS services. This is the largest grant in the history of the program and $18.2 million more than we received last year. The increase in funding was merited by strengthening our coordination of HIV services and Federal recognition that this devastating disease disproportionately affects New York City. With additional resources, thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS will now have better access to essential services to help them live longer, healthier lives."
Edward Skyler / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958