South Carolina cities, towns and counties can apply for a grant through the end of this month to begin or improve their mosquito control programs.
The South Carolina Local Mosquito Control Support Grant is available thanks to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Funds from the program can be used to buy equipment or pay for training and contract work to help boost mosquito control and mosquito-borne disease prevention programs. More than $500,000 will be available for the program.
Grant recipients will be chosen based on completeness of the application, the willingness to partner with other nearby mosquito-control programs and several other factors. Those interested in more information about how to fill out the application can contact an existing mosquito-control program representative from another community on the list at http://www.scdhec.gov/HomeAndEnvironment/Insects/Mosquitoes/LocalMosquitoControl/.
The grant applications and information about the process are available http://www.scdhec.gov/mosquitoes.
Grant recipients must provide progress reports in May and again in January 2018.
Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31. They can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The same email address may be used to ask questions about the grant, the application process or about mosquito control.