Miami-Dade looks for more state mosquito control funds
Written by Miami Today on May 2, 2017
Miami-Dade County commissioners on Tuesday authorized the administration to seek grants from the Florida Department of Health providing domestic mosquito control for fiscal 2017-2018 through 2021-2022.
The legislation by the Department of Solid Waste Management is in response to the public health emergency declared by Gov. Rick Scott in the Zika crisis that hit the county last year.
The total grant awarded by the state, ending in June, is $29,034,493. So far, the department has received $18,583,574.41 and will continue to be reimbursed.
Additional grant awards from the Department of Health covering future fiscal years are anticipated.