JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has awarded several local counties and municipalities with mosquito control support grants 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): $40,200
- Jackson County Board of Supervisors (Jackson County): $45,755
- City of Hattiesburg (Forrest and Lamar Counties): $49,688
- City of Laurel (Jones County): $40,511
- Harrison County Mosquito Control (Harrison County): $71,017
- City of Picayune (Pearl River County): $76,527
- City of Natchez (Adams County): $39,792
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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