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Mississippi Department of Health Issues Mosquito Control Grants to Combat Mosquito Population Issues

From: Mississippi Dept. of Health     1/24/07 GCN

The Mississippi Department of Health (MDH) has awarded mosquito control grants to 86 counties throughout Mississippi. These 86 grants were awarded to municipalities across the state through a $2.8 million dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The money will be used by cities, counties and government agencies directly for mosquito control activities such as equipment, pesticides and labor for mosquito spraying. Forty-nine counties were eligible for the grants. The grant money was issued in 2006 and will continue to be used during 2007.

MDH sent out a request for proposals to all entities in the 49 Mississippi counties declared disaster areas during Hurricane Katrina.

“We used ‘population served’ as the overriding criteria, with a formula for additional money based on other factors, such as number of West Nile virus cases in that particular area,” said Joy Sennett, Director of Communicable Disease with MDH.

The following counties and municipalities to aid in the control of mosquito populations in Mississippi. 


Adams County                     $12,615

City of Kosciusko                $20,911

Claiborne County                $17, 336

Town of Pachuta                  $5,099

City of Shubuta                    $5,304

City of Quitman                   $11,611

Copiah County                     $36,316

City of Wesson                     $5,728

Town of Mount Olive         $8,012

City of Collins                      $16,375

City of Hattiesburg              $76,880

City of Petal                          $11,094

Forrest County                     $31,101

City of Lucedale                   $41,112

Hancock County                  $121,373

Harrison County                  $193,164

Town of Utica                       $5,391

Hinds County                       $85,829

City of Jackson                      $296,524

Town of Edwards                $5,546

City of Lexington                 $8,571

City of Tchula                       $6,624

Town of Goodman               $7,289

Town of West                       $5,122

Town of Isola                        $5,297 

Humphreys County            $22,810

Jackson County                    $262,890

City of Bay Springs              $5,849

Town of Heidelberg            $5,340

Town of Montrose               $5,051

Jasper County                       $26,284

Town of Louin                      $5,162

Jefferson County                  $15,397

Town of Prentiss                  $5,478

Jefferson Davis County       $16,131

Town of Sandersville          $5,385

Jones County                        $63,191

City of Ellisville                   $6,403

City of Laurel                       $28,701

Town of Scooba                    $5,256

Town of De Kalb                  $6,846

Lamar County                      $44,390

City of Lumberton               $5,972

City of Purvis                       $5,869

Town of Sumrall                  $5,407

Lauderdale County             $61,877

City of Meridian                   $54,850

Town of Marion                   $5,529

Town of Monticello             $5,780

Town of Lena                        $5,068

Town of Walnut Grove       $17,034

City of Brookhaven              $39,684

Town of Caledonia              $5,411

Lowndes County                 $79,771

City of Columbia                 $8,822

Marion County                     $33,853

Neshoba County                  $37,820

Town of Decatur                  $5,578

Newton County                    $20,151

Noxubee County                  $17,122

City of Starkville                  $44,762 

City of Picayune                   $82,874

Town of Richton                   $5,420

Perry County                        $12,518

City of Florence                    $9,721

Town of Pelahatchie            $5,927

Mississippi State Hospital  $20,912

Rankin County                     $104,998

City of Brandon                    $39,997

City of Morton                      $14,923

Town of Sebastopol             $5,094

Town of Lake                        $5,165

City of Forest                        $13,267

City of Mendenhall              $29,928

Boswell Regional Center    $7,480

Town of Raleigh                   $5,508

Town of Polkville                $5,304

Town of Taylorsville           $5,580

Town of Mize                       $5,115

City of Wiggins                    $29,042

City of Vicksburg                 $59,461

Town of Waynesboro          $8,336

Town of State Line               $5,263

Wayne County                     $20,422

City of Woodville                $11,935

Winston County                   $28,061

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