HIV-related cuts from CA budget

Posted in CA Budget, hiv by SCHA-LA on July 28, 2009

HIV-related cuts:

The effect of my action reflects the deletion of various legislative restorations for public health local assistance programs to increase the reserve and to reduce the state’s structural deficit, consistent with my May Revision proposals. When making these difficult reductions to important program services, I have sought to protect the continued delivery of drug therapies to low-income individuals living with HIV and thus retained funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

Specifically, I am eliminating:

  • • $52,133,000 General Fund for various programs administered by the Office of AIDS:

Education and Prevention, Therapeutic Monitoring, Counseling and Testing, Early

Intervention, Home and Community Based Care, and Housing,

  • • $16,337,000 General Fund for the Domestic Violence Program,
  • • $9,000,000 General Fund for the Adolescent Family Life Program, and
  • • $3,003,000 General Fund for the Black Infant Health Program.

I am deleting subdivision (d) of this section to conform to this action.

“SEC. 18.10. (a) The amount appropriated in Item 4265-001-0001 of Section 2.00 is hereby

reduced by $6,981,000.

d) Provision 2 is added to Item 4265-111-0001 of Section 2.00, to read:

2. It is the intent of the Legislature that the funds appropriated in this item be used to

maintain core active surveillance activities to meet federal reporting requirements and to

continue HIV/AIDS prevention and education efforts for which federal funds are not available.


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