Challenge grant in support of pilot studies and an 18-month needs assessment of interventions aimed at improving rates of diagnosis, increasing adherence to treatment regimens, and decreasing transmission risk behavior among African Americans with HIV/AIDS.
For a study assessing the effectiveness of reverse commuting as a strategy for low-income job seekers to access job opportunities in outlying areas of Baltimore City. The effort includes technical assistance to the West Baltimore Empowerment Zone Village Centers, assisting them in determining results, and in identifying areas of job access and retention in Howard County. University of Maryland.
General support to provide professional attire and career support services to Baltimore City women making the transition from welfare to work.
For the purchase of a refrigerated truck to transport perishable surplus and reusable food items from the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore to the hungry in Southern Maryland.
Continued funding to provide primary medical and dental care to uninsured persons in Baltimore City.
For support of the Recidivist Intervention Project Initiative for female and male ex-offenders. The program provides assistance with a job search, job training, GED classes, referrals to transitional housing, and mentoring.
For the establishment of a buprenorphine detoxification program for residents of Tuerk House who are opiate-dependent.
For staffing, renovations, and equipment needs of facilities providing medical services to disadvantaged persons in Baltimore City.
For support of the spring Baltimore Middle School Girls Soccer League for the 2000-2001 school year. This after-school, academically based soccer program in 24 middle schools provides students with the opportunity to participate in interscholastic team sports, learning skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Three-year funding for continuation of the Baltimore Baseball League. The program has been designed to increase interest in baseball among urban youth, encourage students to excel academically, provide meaningful after-school activities, and promote physical fitness.