The Vector Habitat Remediation Program


In 2005, a ballot measure was passed by property owners providing the Department of Environmental Health Vector Control Program additional funding to support mosquito, vector and disease control services. The ballot designated a portion of the funding to be used for a Vector Habitat Remediation Program (Program). The Program promotes long-term solutions for controlling mosquito breeding habitat and provides increased protection to the public from mosquito-borne diseases.

Under this Program, grant funding is offered to landowners and managers, including public sector entities, to physically alter chronic mosquito breeding sites in ways that will reduce mosquito breeding habitats and improve the effectiveness of mosquito breeding control measures.  The Program provides a strong focus on designing, modifying and maintaining wetlands and stormwater facilities to function in a way that will reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding habitat while balancing water quality, biological, aesthetic and hydrological values. 

Competitive grants are limited to $500,000 per individual project.

The application period for Competitive Grants is currently open.

As of June 1, 2015 the Vector Habitat Remediation Program will no longer be accepting new Study Project applications


Please see "Approved Competitive Projects" below for prior years' Grant Awards

If you have any further questions, please contact the County of San Diego Vector Control Program at (858) 694-2888 or email:

Application Information            Permits and Certifications     
Cover Letter Environmental Impact Report
Program Overview and Instructions Environmental Impact Report ERRATA
Competitive Grant Application Notice of Determination
Competitive Grant Agreement Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
Implementation Plan Regional General Permit 82
Implementation Authorization Master Streambed Alteration Agreement
  Programmatic Water Quality Certification
Approved Projects             CEQA and Regulatory Permit FAQs
Approved Directed Projects  
Approved Competitive Projects