In 2005, a ballot measure was passed by property owners providing the Department of Environmental Health Vector Control Program additional funding to support mosquito, vector and disease control services. The ballot identified a portion of the funding would be used for a Vector Habitat Remediation Program (Program). The Program implements long-term solutions for controlling mosquito breeding habitat and provides increased protection to the public from mosquito-borne diseases.
Under this Program, grant funding is offered to landowners and managers, including public sector entities, to physically alter chronic mosquito breeding sites in ways that will reduce mosquito breeding habitats and improve the effectiveness of mosquito breeding control measures in a more environmentally friendly way. The Program provides a strong focus on designing, modifying and maintaining wetlands and stormwater facilities to function in a way that will reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding habitat while balancing the water quality, biological, aesthetic and hydrological values of wetlands.
The Program offers two types of grants: directed and competitive. Directed grants are limited to $50,000 per individual project and competitive grants are limited to $500,000 per individual project.
2014 Competitive Grant Application Package anticipated release date: Mid - May 2014
Please see "Approved Competitive Projects" below for 2013 Competitive Grant Awards Projects.
Please check back for program updates, if you have any further questions, please contact the County of San Diego Vector Control Program at (858) 694-2888 or email: email@example.com.