Part A Program

  • As the provider of health services to the majority of persons living with HIV in the Atlanta EMA Fulton County is the recipient of Ryan White Part A funds.
  • Ryan White Part A funds are awarded to the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County who is ultimately responsible for the funds. The CEO is currently Chairman John H. Eaves.
  • The CEO is responsible for appointing the Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council. The Planning Council takes the lead in conducting many of its legislated responsibilities and shares duties with the grantee in some areas. To guarantee that a broad range of ideas are heard, the planning council membership must reflect specific areas of expertise as well as disproportionately affected and historically under- served populations. For more information on the Planning Council click here (Add redirect).
  • The day-to-day operations have been assigned to the Fulton County Manager. Dick Anderson is the Fulton County Manager.
  • The Fulton County Manager has delegated responsibility to the Director, Ryan White Program who serves as the “Grantee”. The word “Grantee” means the person or organization that actually carries out Ryan White Part A tasks.
    • Below are some of the duties and responsibilities assigned to the Grantee: 
      • Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of grant supported activities
      • Establish intergovernmental agreements (IGA’s) with other cities/counties in the EMA or TGA, where required
      • Distribute funds according to Planning Council priorities and allocations
      • Establish grievance procedures to address funding-related decisions
      • Ensure delivery of services to women, infants, children, and youth with HIV disease
      • Ensure that Ryan White funds do not pay for care that is paid for elsewhere
      • Ensure that services are available and accessible to eligible clients
      • Carry out clinical quality management activities to ensure that services are of high quality
      • Prepare and submit Part A funding application
      • Limit grantee and provider administrative costs
      • Monitor contracts
      • Reallocate funds with the approval of the Planning Council, to ensure that all funds are spent and used efficiently and appropriately
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