Border AIDS partnership to grant $36,000 to local HIV organizations

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Commuters wait in traffic on the Paso del Norte bridge, as they enter El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso organizations and Ciudad Juárez are set to receive $36,000 in grants from the Border AIDS Partnership on Monday morning.

The El Paso Community Foundation has a scheduled in-person presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the El Paso Community Foundation Room in Downtown El Paso. Five organizations in both border cities are set to receive the grants, according to a news release.

The following organizations and programs receiving funds from the effort include:

Programa Compañeros of Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua

  • • Positive Prevention for Women – $7,500
  • • Harm Reduction Strategies for People who Inject Drugs – $9,000
  • • Prevention with Pride – $7,500

Alliance of Border Collaboratives – El Paso, TX

  • TransFronterizxs Project – $3,500
  • Project Encuentro – $8,500

A partnership between the El Paso Community Foundation and the U.S. Mexico Border Health Association formed in 1994 to create HIV/AIDS assistance to nonprofit organizations in the region. The partnership also provides education, testing and social services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS or those at high risk of infection.

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