Vector Surveillance and Control Grants
CSFA Number: 482-00-0904
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Ken McCann
Short Description
Provides funding to applicant health departments for environmental survellance, public information, human case investigation and prevention of mosquito-born diseases such as West Nile Viral encephalitis, Zika virus and other vectorborne diseases.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Environmental Protection Act (415 ILCS 5/55.6)
Vector Control Act (410 ILCS 95)
Objectives and Goals
(1) Conduct ongoing surveillance and control activities for mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and other potential vectors of human disease, and conduct surveillance of animals that provide a reservoir for disease producing organisms

(2) Respond to inquiries, investigate complaints, conduct evaluations, and provide technical consultation to help reduce or eliminate public health hazards and nuisance conditions associated with vectors of human disease

(3) Conduct training activities for municipal governments to promote integrated pest management of human disease vectors.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Because of West Nile virus’s ability to “amplify” (multiply very rapidly in birds and Culex mosquitoes), West Nile virus (WNV) is believed to be the vector-borne disease with the greatest potential impact on Illinois.

At least 80% of the grant funding must be used to enhance a mosquito vector surveillance and control program that includes testing of Culex mosquitoes and dead crows, blue jays and other birds for West Nile virus and control of larval mosquitoes of the genus Culex (the primary vectors of WNV) or other vector mosquitoes.

No more than 20% of the grant funding may be used to conduct surveillance and prevention of non-mosquito vectors of human disease such as ticks, rodents, nuisance birds and other vectors of human diseases. Surveillance and control of non-mosquito vectors of human diseases may include epidemiological investigations, public information work and other appropriate disease-prevention activities, but not for more than 20% of the grant funding
Eligibility Requirements
All certified local health departments that have conducted some environmental surveillance for the mosquito vectors of WNV or Zika virus are eligible.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
All grant applications are submitted through IDPH's Electronic Grants Administration and Management System (EGrAMS).

IDPH program staff reviews each application and makes the award through EGrAMS.

Disbursements are paid quarterly upon reciept of reimbursement certification forms.

The awards are based on a formula.

Each applicant must submit a new application each Fiscal Year.
Assistance Consideration
Grantees must submit quarterly expenditure reports and quarterly programmatic reports.
IDPH reviews surveillance data submittted by grantee to ensure surveillance activites.
Grantees must maintain documentation of activities conducted for a minimum of 5 years
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees must submit quarterly expenditure reports and quarterly programmatic reports. IDPH reviews surveillance data submitted by the grantee to ensure surveillance activities. Grantee must maintain documentation of activities conducted for a minimum of 5 years.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
All mosquito control insecticides purchased and/or used by the grantees or cooperating agencies must be registered with the IL Dept of Agriculture. Personnel applying those insecticides must be appropriately licensed by the Illinois Dept of Agriculture.

Contact the IL Dept of Agriculture at 217-785-2427 for more information. If required, LHDs or the agencies cooperating with the grantee must have a NPDES [National Pollution Discharge Elimination System] permit from the IL Environmental Protection Agency - call 217-782- 6038 for more information.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $3,095,725
FY 2018 : $3,110,000
FY 2019 : $2,800,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNA$10000 - $44286909/21/2018 - 01/31/2019 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05080011H-VSCCity of Chicago d/b/a Chicago Department of Public Health.07/01/201906/30/2021759,538
05080017H-VSCCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/2021706,214
05080023H-VSCDuPage County Health Department07/01/201906/30/2021276,840
05080049H-VSCCounty of Lake dba Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center07/01/201906/30/2021218,910
05080095H-VSCWill County Health Department07/01/201906/30/2021211,880