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14 Dec
2022

California Department of Food and Agriculture – Pet Lover’s

  Grant Amount: $50,000

Information

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications to the Pet Lover’s License Plate grant program.
The purpose of this program is to help stop pet overpopulation in California by providing funds for spay/neuter services to municipalities and non-profit organizations in California. The revenue received from the sale and renewal of the license plate is awarded annually through grant agreements to eligible organizations.
Allowable Costs
Costs for Spay and Neuter Services:
Costs that are necessary to conduct spay and neuter services are allowable. Such costs may include, but are not limited to:
  • Costs for personnel, supplies and other costs for the applicant to directly provide spay and neuter services.
  • Costs to contract with a third party to conduct spay and neuter services.
  • Costs to operate a mobile clinic for spay and neuter services.
Other Costs to Support Spay and Neuter Services:
Costs that are necessary to support spay and neuter services are allowable. Such costs may include, but are not limited to:
  • Costs for vouchers to facilitate spay and neuter services, including costs for printing vouchers.
  • Costs to promote spay and neuter events
  • Costs up to $1,000 to promote awareness of the Pet Lover’s License Plate Program and the purchase and renewal of the Pet Lover’s specialized license plate.
The grant duration is one (1) year starting June 1, 2023– May 34, 2022. Grant funds cannot be expended before June 1, 2023 or after May 31, 2024.
Information Session
A webinar will be held on November 30 at 1:00 pm. Register to attend.

Eligibility

To be eligible, an organization must be:

A veterinary facility that is registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board, overseen by responsible licensee manager licensed and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board.
Operated by one of the following: a California city, county, or city and county, an animal care or control agency, or a nonprofit meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code that is registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State.
A California city, county, or city and county animal control agency or nonprofit shelter holding a municipal contract that offers spay and neuter services for dogs and cats owned by individual members of the public is required to be current on its yearly rabies reporting requirements to the State Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health Section.

More Information

For more information, visit: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/SpayNeuter/

Category

  • Other / Miscellaneous