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Priorities – Needs Assessment Joint Committee

The Priorities, Allocation and Reallocation Committee and Needs Assessment Committee were once separate committees that often held joint meetings to facilitate the Planning Council’s decision making process in terms of assessing community needs and allocating funds each year.

After 2012, the Priorities and Needs Assessment Committees officially became a joint committee. The responsibilities of the committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of community needs assessments;
  • Reviewing and participating in the development of the Statewide Coordinated Statement of Needs;
  • Designing, developing, and coordinating the Planning Council’s decision making process, where the Council determines which services to fund, how much money should be spent on these services, and prepares directives to the Grantee;
  • Making recommendations to the full Planning Council on the allocation of Ryan White funds; and
  • Making recommendations to the full Planning Council on the reallocation of unexpended funds, as well as considering requests and recommendations for reallocating funds during the fiscal year.

For more information about the committees and caucuses, please read the Greater Hartford Ryan White Planning Council By-Laws.