USFWS Awards Grants to 30 States for White-Nose Syndrome Projects
The money, provided by the Endangered Species Recovery fund, will go towards the surveillance and monitoring of caves and mines where bats hibernate, preparing state response plans and other WNS related projects.
Responding to the rapid spread and severity of this disease has been difficult for state agencies and other partners. Providing funds directly to states helps to improve capacity for response within those states, but also provides support for critical research projects and strengthens our national response effort overall. Dr. Jeremy Coleman, National WNS coordinator for the USFWS
Thirty-one states applied for grants, requesting a total of $1,183,480. Of those, thirty states were given at least partial awards, ranging from $14,646 to $50,000, for a grand total of $962,981.
Breakdown of Funds