The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday grants to help 28 states research, monitor, detect and respond to a disease that affects bats.
The grants total more than $950,000 for those states to fund projects concerning white-nose syndrome.
The Fish and Wildlife Service says disease has spread rapidly through the eastern U.S. and parts of Canada and is moving westward.
North Carolina has received a grant of $45,000 to help with WNS projects.
Here is a look at the breakdown of states receiving WNS grants.
Click here to read previous coverage on the deadly bat disease.
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