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Wyoming Emergency Insect Management Grant application now available

The Wyoming Emergency Insect Management Grant package can be found on the Wyoming Department of Agriculture website at agriculture.wy.gov.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Emergency Insect Management Grant application is now available.

Applications for the grant must be submitted by March 3.

The Wyoming Emergency Insect Management Grant package can be found on the Wyoming Department of Agriculture website at agriculture.wy.gov.

The Emergency Insect Management Program was enacted by the Wyoming Legislature in 2003 to create an account, oversee the program and assist with emergency management of insect pests and insect vectors.

Funding from the account is allocated from a committee representing the director of the Department of Agriculture, the director of the Department of Health, the director of the Game and Fish Department, the Wyoming State Veterinarian and the Governor.

Insect vectors include blood-feeding arthropods, mosquitoes, biting flies or other such insects that harbor or transmit pathogens harmful to humans, livestock, agriculture or natural resources. Insect pests may include grasshoppers, Mormon crickets, or other cyclic or outbreak insect species, in addition to incipient populations of invasive insects including fire ants and Africanized honeybees.

Any state agency or political subdivision is eligible to apply for funding. Approved programs shall receive not more than 50% of the total program cost. In special circumstances, programs seeking to control outbreak insects may receive up to 75% of the program costs.

Additional clarification and requirements are outlined within the grant package in the link above.

Details of the committee’s allocation meeting will be published once a date and time have been set.

For any questions, contact Lindsey Woodward at 307-777-6585.


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