Oakland Transitional Grant Area Planning Council
Serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties



Planning Council

The Oakland Transitional Grant Area Planning Council (OTGA) is an HIV-focused planning group (made up of community members, county officials, agencies who serve the HIV community, and people living with HIV/AIDS) appointed by the Alameda County Health Department, that decides how federal Ryan White funds should be spent in the Oakland Transitional Grant Area (TGA). The TGA  serves Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Funds are used to pay for medical and support services  for people living with HIV. The OTGA meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm. Please check the calendar for the most up to date schedule and meeting location.

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Resources, presentations, overviews, and webinars about Ryan White Part A are available at the Target Center.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee includes the Co-Chairs of the Planning Council and the Chairs of the Planning Council Committees. The Executive Committee reviews and discusses the activities of each of the standing Committees and coordinates the activities and agenda on the Planning Council. The Executive Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12pm.

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PLWHA + Membership Committee

The People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and Membership Committee is open to all HIV infected individuals in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and seeks to ensure that the best interests of PLWHAs are met within the Oakland TGA, to review concerns and complaints regarding the HIV/AIDS services by agencies recieving Ryan White Part A funds in both counties, and to promote participation fo PLWHAs in the monitoring of provider contracts in collaboration with the Grantee.

In addition, the Committee, recruits, interviews, and makes recommendations for people to be seated on the Council. The Membership committee also provides new member orientations to ensure new members are trained on how to participate on the Planning Council. The PLWHA + Membership Committee meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 9-11am.

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Data Committee

The Data Committee is responsible for all financial reports, data collection, and processes of the Planning Council. This includes the Assessment of Administrative Mechanism, Needs Assessment, and Resource Allocation. This Committee meets every third Monday from 1-2pm.

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