West Nile Virus Prevention Grant

Hello South Dakota Community and Tribal Leaders: 

With mosquito season just around the corner, the Department of Health is pleased to announce the availability of West Nile virus (WNV) prevention grants once again. $500,000 is available in 2024 to assist cities, counties, and tribes with their mosquito control efforts. Grant awards will range from approximately $500 to $20,000 depending upon the size of the population served and their historical number of human WNV cases. Since the program’s inception, the state has funded millions of dollars in support of local control programs to combat West Nile Virus in South Dakota. 

As you know, human West Nile Virus continues to present a very significant threat to public health in South Dakota. Since WNV first emerged on South Dakota in 2001, there has been 2,843 human cases and 53 deaths due to mosquito borne WNV.  

Applications are due by June 1st and funding awards will be available starting July 1st. Awards will be made on a reimbursement basis only for mosquito control expenditures between April 1, 2024 and October 31, 2024. All mosquito control equipment and supply purchases must be documented with appropriate receipts or invoices. Please note all eligible expenditures must be completed by October 31, 2024 and all requests for reimbursement must be completed by November 30, 2024. Total reimbursements will not exceed the amount of your total award. You will be notified of your award amount when the agreements are sent out for signature. Total award amounts will still be based upon your jurisdiction’s history of human West Nile virus cases and latest population data.

Thanks for all your efforts to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus. If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Julie.Ramsey@state.sd.us or by phone at 605-773-8107.

Kaitlin Thomas, SD DOH
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

West Nile Invoice  Download Word Document

News Release  Grant Application