West Virginia is getting a $42,500 federal grant to fight a disease that's killed millions of bats across the Northeast.
West Virginia is among 30 states receiving grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for white nose syndrome projects.
The agency says the funding will be used to monitor caves and mines where bats hibernate, prepare state response plans and for related projects.
White nose syndrome is caused by a fungus. It was first spotted in New York six years ago and has since spread to 19 states and four Canadian provinces.
Jeremy Coleman with the Fish and Wildlife Service says the grants will help improve the states' response efforts and support critical research projects.
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