SPRINGFIELD – On April 9th, 2022, The GTZ Omnibus Bill was added into the HB900 Illinois State Budget by the Illinois General Assembly with a $10 million dollar investment in Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL)! Passed by the Illinois House of Representatives with a vote of 72-42, this budget allotment is historic because this is the most funding AFC and GTZ-IL has received for HIV-related work.
“Without question, ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois is a health equity and racial justice issue that can only be addressed by investing in the effective strategies that will increase access to HIV testing, treatment, and care across Illinois. Prioritizing $10 million in the state’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget for the Getting to Zero Illinois initiative will improve equity and continue the work to address the harmful impact of HIV in our Black, Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities.”
Thank you to House Majority Leader Greg Harris, State Senators Doris Turner and Mike Simmons, and State Representatives Camille Lilly, Kelly Cassidy, Delia Ramirez and Lamont Robinson for championing these critical investments that advance the goals and strategies of the statewide Getting to Zero Illinois plan to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
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