EcoHealth Alliance â€" an American non-profit whose work on coronavirus with the Wuhan Institute of Virology has stirred controversy â€" received a new six-figure grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, War Room can reveal.
EcoHealth Alliance previously manipulated "killer" bat coronaviruses with striking resemblances to COVID-19 to become deadlier to humans alongside its Chinese Communist Party-controlled partner, using taxpayer funds from Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Health (NIH) agency to do so.
Amidst refusing to comply with several congressional investigations into its "gain-of-function" research in Wuhan, EcoHealth Alliance has continued to receive taxpayer-backed grants from various federal agencies.
Most recently, EcoHealth Alliance received a grant totaling $115,000 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is under the control of the Department of Defense (DOD).
The non-profit was given the funds on September 30th as part of a nearly $400,000 project that was first launched in July 2021 and set to conclude in September 2024.
A federal database reveals the grant is for "combating weapons of mass destruction." The DTRA classifies weapons of mass destruction as "chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents with the potential to hold U.S. and allied interests at significant risk."
The DOD-run program reportedly seeks to have EcoHealth Alliance "predict biothreat impacts from early-stage data via transfer learning."
No further details about the nature of the research supported by the grant, however, were provided.
EcoHealth Alliance's relationship with the Pentagon dates back to at least fiscal year 2014 when it began working on a program labeled "Scientific Research â€" Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction". The program ultimately led to nearly $34 million in taxpayer funds being funneled from the DOD's DTRA to support EcoHealth Alliance.
The unearthed grant follows EcoHealth Alliance receiving a recent grant from Fauci's NIH agency despite President Donald Trump terminating the non-profit's taxpayer-supported projects after its close ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology were revealed. EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak has also been accused of playing a key role in discrediting the "lab leak" theory surrounding COVID-19's origins.