JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has awarded additional mosquito control support grants to several local counties and municipalities. The grants are made possible through funding by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The grants focus on areas in Mississippi with historically high mosquito activity, but which lack resources to control mosquito-borne diseases because of insufficient funding, equipment, supplies or trained personnel.
Mississippi’s awards are as follows:
City of Brandon (Rankin County): $58,546
City of Meridian (Lauderdale County): $42,523
City of Jackson (Hinds County): $94,815
These grants are part of the $350 million in funding provided to CDC under the Zika Response and Preparedness Appropriations Act of 2016.
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