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2015 Municipal Spay-Neuter Fund

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Municipal Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund. The purpose of the Municipal Shelter Spay-Neuter Fund is to award grant funds to eligible California municipal animal shelters to provide low cost or free spay-neuter services for dogs and cats owned by individual members of the public. Grant funds must supplement, not replace, other funding sources. Impounded animals do not qualify for services.

Eligibility: For purposes of this program an "eligible municipal shelter" is defined as a city or county animal control agency or shelter that is current on its reporting requirements to the State Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health Section, and offers low-cost or free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats owned by individual members of the public.

Applications must be submitted to grants@cdfa.ca.gov.

CDFA anticipates up-to $280,000 will be available to award. Grant funds will be dispersed to eligible municipal animal shelters on a first-come-first-served basis by July 2015.

2015 GRANT APPLICATION GUIDANCE

2015 APPLICATION (PDF)

NOTE: Grant funds can only be awarded to municipal shelters that provide in-house services or services through a voucher program