U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Awards WNS Grants to 28 States
The funds, totally just over $950,000, will be used by state natural resource agencies to support research, monitor bat populations and detect and respond to the disease devastating bat populations across eastern U.S. and Canada.
Previous such grants have been instrumental in supporting projects that develop and assess management recommendations as well as improving our understanding of the disease.
These grants provide essential support to our state partners in responding to this disease. The research,monitoring, and actions made possible by these grants have yielded valuable results and insights for our national response to white-nose syndrome. Dr. Jeremy Coleman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National WNS Coordinator
Proposals were received from 28 states requesting $1,042,938. After evaluating the requests, all eligible proposals were given at least partial awards, with amounts ranging from about $7,000 to $47,500.
Funding for grants was provided through the Endangered Species Recovery program.
Draft WNS 2013 Award Amounts by State