APHIS Provides Over $9 Million in Funding to Control and Prevent Chronic Wasting Disease
USDA APHIS Press Release
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is providing $9.4 million to 27 States and 6 Tribes or Tribal organizations to further develop and implement Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management and response activities in wild and farmed cervids (e.g., deer, elk). The funding will also allow Tribes to submit samples for testing at no cost.
Tribal Nations Wild Cervid CWD Management Projects
USDA APHIS WS is awarding $274,973 through Cooperative Agreements to five Federally recognized Native American Tribal governments to combat CWD on Tribal lands across five different states. During the 2022 competitive wild cervid CWD funding process not enough proposals were received to utilize all available funds. Two additional cooperative agreements were set up, awarding $250,700 for wild cervid CWD surveillance on Tribal lands. These projects will allow recipients to further develop and implement CWD management, response, and research activities in wild cervids, including surveillance and testing.