The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal initiative enacted in 1990 to provide primary medical care and social support services to low-income HIV-positive individuals who do not have health insurance, or are underinsured. The Ryan White Grant Administration oversees funding for services in the Houston area.
Since 1992, Ryan White Grant Administration has awarded and dministered over $300 million in funding to health and social service agencies in the Houston Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA), which includes Harris, Fort Bend, Chambers, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties. In 2010, over 10,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Houston EMA received medical and supportive services through Ryan White Part A funding.
The mission of Ryan White Grant Administration is to provide consumer-focused administrative services, programmatic assistance and technical support for Ryan White Program Part A-funded health and social services with integrity, accountability and fiscal responsibility.