Cable Positive, the cable industry's AIDS-action organization, awarded grants
totaling $45,600 to 11 AIDS service organizations partnering with their local
cable systems through the newly redesigned 'Tony Cox Community Fund.'
The fund is dedicated to providing grants for ASOs that partner with their
local cable systems on HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention.
Formerly known as the 'Tony Cox Fund for Local HIV/AIDS Programming,' the
fund now provides grants beyond cable programming to include local outreach
The grantees' projects include production of HIV/AIDS public-service
announcements and other programming; promotional spots for AIDS-awareness
events; and the creation of AIDS-education materials for distribution to ASOs,
schools and community centers.
More than one-half of the grantees target young people -- a group in which
the rate of HIV infection is rising at an alarming rate. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention estimated that every hour of every day, two young
Americans are infected with HIV.