ABOUT THE PLANNING COUNCIL

  • The New Haven/Fairfield EMA (Emergency Metropolitan Area) Ryan White Part A Planning Council is a federally mandated community group of dedicated volunteers appointed by the Mayor of the City of New Haven/Fairfield, CT to plan the organization and delivery of Ryan White Part A HIV/AIDS services.
     

  • Part A funds are used to meet the health service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS that are not met by any other health care programs.
     

  • The Planning Council takes the lead in conducting many of its legislated responsibilities and shares duties with the grantee in some areas. To guarantee that a broad range of ideas are heard, the planning council membership must reflect specific areas of expertise as well as disproportionately affected and historically under served populations.
     

  • The Planning Council completes its work through a structure of committees and subcommittees all of which are open to the public.
     

  • Individuals wishing to become a member of the Planning Council must submit a nomination application, which is reviewed by the Council Membership/Finance Committee. Once approved, the application is presented to the Council for an approval vote. Once approved by the full Council, the application is sent to the Mayor for approval and appointment.
     

  • The council gathers information through needs assessment activities for use in making decisions to provide federal funding for medical care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
     

  • For additional information on all things Planning Council, download HRSA's Planning Council Primer

 

Planning Council Goals

The goal of the Planning Council is to create a seamless continuum of care that addresses the unmet needs of the infected and affected populations of the area.
 

The Planning Council accomplishes this goal by:

  • Determining the demographics of the HIV/AIDS population in the region

  • Conducting needs assessment of those in need of the services

  • Prioritizing those needs

  • Allocating the funds for services to meet those needs.

Who are the members of the Planning Council?

  • Presently, the NHFF Planning Council is comprised of five (5) Committees
     

  • Council is to be representative of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, geography, consumer and care service categories.
     

  • Members are selected for their expertise, knowledge, ability, and willingness to view the entire HIV/AIDS system and its unique characteristics and should be reflective of the epidemic in the Greater New Haven/Fairfield region.
     

  • The Planning Council is comprised of various share holders in the community who directly or indirectly interact with the HIV/AIDS community and who have vested interest to ensure that the best possible services are provided to ensure a positive healthy outcome for those served.

Planning Council Committees
 

  • Presently, the NHFF Planning Council is comprised of five (5) Committees.
     

  • The Council is to be representative of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, geography, consumer and care service categories.
     

  • The Planning Council is comprised of various share holders in the community who directly or indirectly interact with the HIV/AIDS community and who have vested interest to ensure that the best possible services are provided to ensure a positive healthy outcome for those served.

 

The Award Process

Each year Congress approves different amounts of funds for Ryan White programs, including Part A which is then divided into formula and supplemental funds.
 

  • EMA's or TGA's must submit a grant application to HAB/DSS each year to receive formula and supplemental Part A funds.
     

  • Grants are written by the Grantee and submitted each September.
     

  • EMA's or TGA's must submit a grant application to HAB/DSS each year to receive formula and supplemental Part A funds.
     

  • Grants are written by the Grantee and submitted each September.
     

  • The grant year or fiscal year runs from March 1st to February 28th each year.
     

  • The annual planning cycle, which the Planning Council operates on, is from September to August each year.

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