More than $1.7 million has been awarded to Nebraska Health and Human Services for support services to individuals with HIV and AIDS.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant comes from the Ryan White Title Two Grant Program. Families of those HIV and AIDS sufferers also benefit from the program.
Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel says the program is aimed at helping those people live a healthy life.
The funding will be used to provide health care, direct emergency assistance for housing, utilities, and health insurance coverage, HIV related medications, and case management assistance.
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