As required by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Planning Councils are required to “set priorities and allocate resources for service categories, and provide guidance (directives) to the grantee on how best to meet these priorities.”
As such, the Newark EMA HIV Health Services Planing Council has the responsibility of using sound information and a rational decision-making process to decide what services are most needed by people living with HIV in the EMA (priority setting) and how much RWHAP Part A money should be used for each of these service categories (resource allocations). These decisions are made, in part, based on community input, needs assessment data, service utilization and spending data, and epidemiologic data.,
The Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Report describes the priorities for the allocation of funds within the Newark EMA, how best to meet each priority, and additional recommendations for the recipient to consider in the allocation of funds under a grant.
Priority Setting and Resource Allocation Reports