APHIS offers grants for states and tribes to address CWD

APHIS is offering grants for states and tribes to address chronic wasting disease. Credit: Addison Mohler/USFWS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is offering up to $3.5 million for state and tribal governments to carry out research and management activities to help combat chronic wasting disease in farmed and wild deer and elk populations.

Funding may be used for CWD management, response and research activities as well as education and outreach programs. Priority will be given to agencies that have already detected CWD and implemented CWD monitoring and surveillance programs or that propose to create control programs. Proposals may range from $50,000 to $250,000. Funding decisions will be announced by Sept. 30.

The funding opportunity announcement will be posted on Grants.gov. Applications are due Aug. 14.