Mosquito prevention and control program continued.
A mosquito prevention and control grant program is established in the Department
of Health. The purpose of the grant program is to support integrated mosquito controls at the local
level to prevent the spread of diseases to humans.
The Department of Health may award grants to municipalities or counties to
purchase equipment and materials necessary for mosquito prevention and control efforts. Existing
mosquito control programs who received funding from the 2004 mosquito prevention and control
grant program are eligible only for chemical grants.
A municipality or county shall have a written mosquito control plan by April 30,
2005, before it may be awarded a grant.
No grant may exceed one-half the cost to the municipality or county to purchase
approved mosquito prevention and control equipment and materials.
Any municipality or county may apply for a grant to support mosquito prevention
and control activities in accordance with procedures and on forms prescribed by the Department
Grants shall be made based on the availability of funding.
The Department of Health may accept and expend for the purpose of making grants
to support mosquito prevention and control efforts any funds obtained from federal sources, gifts,
contributions, or any other source if such acceptance and expenditures is approved in accordance
The secretary of the Department of Health shall approve vouchers and the state
auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
The provisions of this Act are repealed on December 31, 2005.
Whereas, this Act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace,
health, or safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and
effect from and after its passage and approval.