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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund (AHCF) Program



Program Purpose and Funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund (AHCF) Program is supported by California taxpayer contributions and awards 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.

Awards

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the 2017 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards.

2017 AHCF Program Application Guidance
AHCF Program Grant Application - Application Period Closed