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Colorado HIV and AIDS Prevention Grant Program (CHAPP)

 

House Bill 06-1054, passed during the 2006 legislative session and signed by Governor Owens on June 6, 2006, appropriated funds to establish a “Colorado HIV and AIDS Prevention Grant Program.” The program will be administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division.

 

Key Components:

  • Created to address local needs in the areas of medically accurate HIV and AIDS prevention and education through a competitive grant process

  • Grants shall only be given for medically accurate HIV and AIDS prevention and education programs that are based in behavioral and social science theory and research

  • Establishes an Advisory Committee to oversee the grant process and designates representation

 

Competitive Grants Program Criteria

Grant applicants shall:

  • Address local community needs in the areas of medically accurate HIV and AIDS prevention and education programs that are based in behavioral and social science theory and research

  • Be non-profit organizations that are governed by a board of directors, have the benefit of tax-exempt status pursuant section 501 (c)(3) of the federal “Internal Revenue Code”, or local health departments

 

Responsibilities of the State Board of Health and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

  • Appoint seven Advisory Committee members (Executive Director)

  • Adopt rules for the grants program

  • Review recommendations of the Advisory Committee and approve grant recipients, grant amounts, and duration of each grant

  • State board has final authority to approve the grants administered

 

Documents

Rules for the grant program

House Bill 06-1054 

 

Contact

Colorado HIV and AIDS Prevention Grant Program

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South (DCEED-STD/HIV Section-CHAPP-A3)

Denver, CO 80246-1530

Phone: 303-692-2767

 

cdphe.dcchapp@state.co.us

 

 

The Advisory Committee is responsible for overseeing program strategies and ensuring compliance with the legislation. The committee is comprised of seven members appointed by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment:

 

  • Four members who are recommended by a statewide collaborative group that assists the department in the department's comprehensive plan for HIV and AIDS prevention

  • One member who is recommended by the Department's Minority Health Advisory Commission

  • One member who has expertise in HIV and AIDS prevention and education

  • One member who represents a clinic that receives moneys under Part 3 of the federal "Ryan White C.A.R.E. Act of 1990", as amended

 


 
Advisory Committee Participation and Membership
 
If you are interested in seeing how state funds are used for HIV Prevention and Treatment, or would like to contribute to the decision-making process, please attend our meetings. If you are active in the HIV community and would like to play a more pivotal role in state funding allocation, apply to become a member.
 
 

The Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention Grant Program (CHAPP) Advisory Committee meets at different times throughout the year to decide how federal and state HIV prevention and education funds will be spent. 

Meetings are held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment located at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South in Denver, Colorado unless otherwise noted on the Committee’s Meeting Agenda.   All meetings are open to the public. 

All Colorado residents are welcome to attend and provide their input. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Sue Przekwas at Sue.Przekwas@state.co.us


 

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Meeting Minutes

Including public and Advisory Committee meetings

 

 


The Colorado HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition 

 

Executive Order B 001 09 issued by Governor Ritter February 9, 2009 created the Colorado HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition (“Coalition”) to advise the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding the best means to meet the needs of persons in Colorado living with HIV/AIDS. The Coalition serves as an expert resource providing advice and information to the department on issues, trends, needs, and resources pertaining to HIV/AIDS in the promotion of effective HIV prevention and care programs.

 

The Coalition structure integrates multiple HIV/AIDS planning groups, and provides a mechanism tocoordinate HIV/AIDS related planning processes and services supported by the department. The Coalition will advise the department on scientific and policy issues, including those related to treatment and access to medical care for persons in Colorado living with HIV/AIDS.

 

The three primary working committees of the Coalition address HIV Prevention HIV Prevention Advisory Committee HIV/AIDS care and treatment (HIV Care Advisory Committee), and collaborative HIV/AIDS planning activities (Planning Collaborative Committee).

 

The Colorado HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Coalition (and associated committees) meet at different times throughout the year to provide recommendations on how federal and state HIV care and prevention efforts should be directed.

Meetings are held at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment located at 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South in Denver, Colorado unless otherwise noted on the Coalition or Committee Meeting Agenda. All meetings are open to the public. 

All Colorado residents are welcome to attend and provide their input. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Sue Przekwas at Sue.Przekwas@state.co.us
 

The HIV Prevention Advisory Committee is the official HIV prevention planning group for the state of Colorado. Our participants include AIDS activists, staff of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, local health department representatives, staff and volunteers from community based organizations, and other concerned and committed citizens.

 

To prevent the spread of HIV, we need strategies that are appropriate and acceptable for our diverse communities. Therefore, the HIV Prevention Advisory Committee actively seeks the participation of every community affected by HIV: rural residents and urban residents, men who have sex with men, women at risk, Latinos, people living with HIV, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, incarcerated people, injection drug users, people with disabilities, children and pregnant women, substance abusers, deaf/hearing impaired people, migrant/seasonal workers, and youth.

 

For more information, call 303-692-2786 (TTY: 303-691-7719) or Fax to 303-782-0904.

 

 

Other Planning Documents 

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Community Planning Information 

 

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