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    Tarrant County Administrative Agency

    The Tarrant County Administrative Agency, located in Fort Worth, Texas, manages all HIV/AIDS funding for care and services in the north central Texas area. The service region includes the Part A Fort Worth-Arlington Transitional Grant Area (TGA) and a Part B Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA). The TGA’s four-county area stretches over 2,900 square miles and is comprised of Tarrant, Hood, Johnson and Parker counties. The additional four counties of the HSDA include Somervell, Wise, Erath and Palo Pinto. These are very rural counties that add an additional 3,100 square miles to the overall eight-county service area.

    The Administrative Agency is responsible for grant administration and monitoring activities. This includes the development of grant applications, the receipt and disbursal of program funds, proposal review activities, contract development, awarding of contracts, monitoring of contracts, and grant reporting.

    Planning Council

    The Planning Council is comprised of volunteers responsible for making decisions about how to best use Part A, Part B and State Services funding. The Planning Council finds what Ryan White Services are needed and which populations need care. This is done through a needs assessment process. The Planning Council decides what services to fund and how much money will be allocated to service categories. The Planning Council also develops comprehensive plans, approves standards of care and conducts assessments of how efficiently the Administrative Agency awards funding and issues contracts.

    For more information about the Planning Council or how to get involved, please follow this link to visit their website.

    About the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

    The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) provides a comprehensive system of care that includes primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Program works with cities, states and local community-based organizations to provide HIV care and treatment services to more than 512,000 clients each year, reaching approximately 52 percent of all those diagnosed with HIV in the United States.

    The majority of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funds support primary medical care and essential support services. A smaller but equally critical portion is used to fund technical assistance, clinical training, and the development of innovative models of care. The Program also serves as an important source of ongoing access to HIV medication that can enable people living with HIV to live close to normal lifespans.

    August 18, 2015, marked the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the legislation which created the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. First authorized in 1990, the Program is funded at $2.32 billion in fiscal year 2016. The Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).