Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund (AHCF)
Program Purpose and Funding
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) AHCF Program is supported by California taxpayer contributions and anticipates awarding up to $250,000 on a competitive basis to be distributed to municipal animal control agencies for the sole purpose of spay and neuter activities to eliminate cat and dog homelessness.
Eligibility and Exclusions
Municipal animal control agencies are defined as a city, county, or city and county animal control agency or shelter. To be considered, applicants must be current on their reporting requirements to the State Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health Section. Awards cannot be used for administrative expenses or for any purpose outside of California.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2019 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards.
2019 AHCF Grant Application Materials:
- 2019 AHCF Program Application Guidance
- AHCF Program Grant Application – Application Period Closed
- Government Agency Taxpayer ID Form (Opened in Internet Explorer)
To be added to the AHCF Program distribution list to receive upcoming information on the program email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Lover’s License Plate Program
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Pet Lover’s License Plate Program is supported by Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) charging specified additional fees for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of specialized license plates. Funds awarded on competitive basis will be distributed to animal control agencies or nonprofit shelters that offer low-cost or no-cost animal sterilization services.
- 2019 Pet Lover's License Plate Request for Proposals
- 2019 Pet Lover's License Plate Review Criteria Form
- 2019 Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program Project Abstracts
You can help support agricultural education and the Pet Lover’s program by purchasing a special interest license plate at your local DMV office or online today.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 657-3231
Fax: (916) 653-0206