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State Awards $500,000 In Community Mosquito Control Grants





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, June 17, 2014
CONTACT:  Bill Chalcraft, (605) 773-3361 

 

State Awards $500,000 In Community Mosquito Control Grants

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Nearly 100 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in a $500,000 grant program intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today.

 

“When West Nile emerged in South Dakota only a few communities had a mosquito control program. Today more than 80 percent have some type of mosquito control program in place,” said the Governor. “The state is pleased to support the work of those local programs with this funding.”

 

All applying communities received funding, with grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000. Grant awards were based on the population of the applying jurisdiction and its history of human WNV cases through 2013.

 

More than 2,100 South Dakotans have had laboratory-confirmed WNV since the state’s first case in 2002 and 32 people have died from the disease. Every county has reported cases.

 

Since WNV emerged in South Dakota, the state has provided mosquito control programs with more than $4.6 million in support, in either direct grant funding or control chemicals.

 

A complete list of funded programs and grant amounts follows.  

 

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Jurisdiction

Grant Amount

Aberdeen

$30,000

Altamont

$1,003

Arlington

$1,700

Aurora

$1,661

Baltic

$1,413

Belle Fourche

$12,787

Beresford

$3,329

Big Stone City

$2,871

Bridgewater

$1,353

Britton

$11,156

Brookings

$11,414

Brown County

$24,374

Bruce

$2,844

Bryant

$1,350

Canton

$3,130

Cavour

$1,315

Chamberlain

$4,279

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

$13,960

City of Clear Lake

$1,127

City of Monroe

$1,016

City of Valley Springs

$1,077

Clark

$3,850

Clark County Weed & Pest Board

$8,049

Colman

$1,667

Crooks

$2,039

Dallas

$1,316

Delmont

$2,543

DeSmet

$8,101

Doland

$1,322

Dupree

$3,181

Edgemont

$4,117

Elk Point

$1,804

Emery

$1,957

Fairview

$1,006

Fall River and Custer County

$14,083

Freeman

$2,347

Garretson

$2,337

Gary

$1,935

Grant County

$7,504

Groton

$6,922

Harrisburg

$2,929

Hartford

$5,509

Hecla

$2,847

Herreid

$2,868

Hosmer

$1,325

Humboldt

$1,363

Hurley

$2,562

Huron

$14,723

Ipswich

$4,439

Kimball

$2,590

Langford, Pierpont, Roslyn and Eden Cooperative

$4,720

Lemmon

$3,859

Lennox

$2,731

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

$8,731

Madison

$5,903

Martin

$4,451

Marvin

$1,307

McPherson County

$4,894

Menno

$1,973

Milbank

$4,071

Miller

$5,101

Mission

$4,462

Mitchell

$24,717

Newell

$5,924

Nisland

$2,543

North Sioux City

$1,861

Oacoma

$1,653

Onida

$6,538

Parker

$3,230

Parkston

$3,279

Philip

$4,422

Pierpont

$1,622

Pierre

$24,253

Plankinton

$2,287

Platte

$2,643

Redfield

$7,313

Salem

$2,959

Scotland

$1,996

Sioux Falls

$30,000

Sisseton

$5,807

Tea

$3,509

Town of LaBolt

$1,007

Town of Reliance

$1,019

Town of Summit

$1,029

Viborg

$4,118

Vienna

$1,613

Volga

$4,825

Wagner

$7,541

Watertown

$12,268

Waubay

$2,882

Webster

$5,749

White Lake

$1,949

Wolsey

$3,166

Worthing

$1,696

Yankton Sioux Tribe

$11,990

 

$500,000