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Grants Awarded to Respond to Deadly Bat Disease

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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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday grants to help 28 states research, monitor, detect and respond to a disease that affects bats.
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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.

Colorado

$41,500

Connecticut

$41,546

Delaware

$6,877

Idaho

$41,500

Illinois

$29,449

Indiana

$9,230

Iowa

$25,782

Kentucky

$47,500

Maine

$17,371

Michigan

$47,500

Minnesota

$20,970

Mississippi

$42,248

Montana

$31,096

Nebraska

$39,813

New Jersey

$43,287

Missouri

$9,500

North Carolina

$45,000

Ohio

$43,000

Oregon

$41,487

Pennsylvania

$26,760

Rhode Island

$34,226

Tennessee

$47,500

Texas

$39,566

Vermont

$29,500

Virginia

$38,350

Washington

$15,136

West Virginia

$47,500

Wisconsin

$47,500

Click here to read previous coverage on the deadly bat disease.

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