About the Ryan White Planning Council
The Nashville Transitional Grant Area (NTGA) Planning Council is a group of interested and dedicated people that seek to serve the interests of those living with HIV/AIDS in the Transitional Grant Area. Members of the Council have been appointed by the Mayor of Nashville to plan the organization and delivery of HIV services funded by Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act. The council represents the interests of those both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the following counties: Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.
Planning Council members work together to identify the care needs of people living with HIV. The Council then determines which services are of the highest priority, and how much Part A funding should be committed to each service. The Planning Council only makes decisions about service categories to fund; they do not directly fund or contract with any agency to provide client services.
We consist of up to 30 members. Many of these members fill federally mandated categories of representation and at least a third (33%) of the Planning Council must be made up of consumers of Part A funded services.
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