OASIS still facing funding crisis

Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

McKay said OASIS lost a large piece of its funding when the federal government decreased the revenue going to smaller, more rural communities.

“When the national AIDS strategy came out, it really hurt rural communities because there were no new pots of money,” he said. “They just did this redistribution where they put most of the money into primarily your major cities.”

OASIS immediately saw its operating revenue drop by $208,000 a year, McKay said.

“And our caseload hasn’t dropped any,” he said. “We’re doing a good job of serving our clients; it’s just more difficult when you don’t have the funds to do it.”

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Kari Barlow at 850-315-4438 or kbarlow@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @KariBnwfdn.

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