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June 23, 2008

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047,


DHHS Announces Funding Available for HIV Prevention

Lincoln—Funding for HIV prevention is available to community-based agencies in the state, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Approximately $370,000 in HIV prevention funds will be awarded in amounts ranging from $20,000 to $75,000. The funding source is the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Projects must comply with the priority target populations and interventions identified by the Nebraska HIV CARE and Prevention Consortium.* The target populations include, in order of priority: HIV-positive individuals, men who have sex with men, male injecting-drug users, female high-risk heterosexuals, and men who have sex with men who are injecting-drug users.

The funding period is the calendar year 2009, with continuation funding possible for 2010. The application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m., September 5.

To receive a copy of the request for applications, contact Nancy Jo Hansen in the Division of Public Health’s HIV Prevention Program at (402) 471-8701 or e-mail her at The request for applications can also be accessed at the DHHS Web site at

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*Counseling and testing activities will be funded through a separate process.