Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program is managed by the U.S. Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA) under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. MAI funds:

are used by community health centers and other service providers to improve access to early intervention HIV services. Other examples include technical assistance to expand the capacity of agencies to deliver HIV care to minority populations and training to expand the pool of minority providers in underserved communities. (HRSA)

The program “was established in 1999 by Congress under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A, B, C, and D to improve access to HIV care and health outcomes for disproportionately affected minority populations, including black populations.” (HRSA). For the 2019 Fiscal Year, the City of Paterson is approved for an MAI grant of $350,000 by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula allocation. The grant currently funds not the Bergen-Passaic Ryan White Grants Division. Individuals enrolled under CAPCO’s case management services may qualify for the following MAI services:

  • Outpatient substance abuse counseling (LCSW/LCADC)
  • Community outreach services
  • Health education/risk reduction counseling

Schedule an appointment with the CAPCO office in order to assess your present situation. One of our case managers can help determine whether you qualify for MAI assistance and whether or not such assistance is a good fit for you.