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Pet Lover’s License Plate Program


Program Purpose

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.

Press Release: CDFA Awards $330,000 From Pet Lover's Licence Plate Grant Program to Support Spay/Neuter Services

2020 Pet Lover’s License Plate Program Request for Grant Proposals

2020 Timeline:



2019 Pet Lover’s License Plate Materials:

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.




Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund (Prevention Fund)

Program Purpose and Funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Prevention Fund 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, and eligible society for the prevention of animal cruelty affiliates and humane society affiliates for the sole purpose of spay and neuter activities to eliminate cat and dog homelessness.

CDFA seeks to maximize the benefit to the public of each Prevention Fund dollar spent. Funds will be awarded based on the number of animals to be altered per dollar requested. Applicant organizations that are ineligible for, or have not received funds from, the Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program may be prioritized.

Eligibility and Exclusions

Municipal animal control agencies are defined as a city, county, or city and county animal control agency or shelter. The following are now eligible: a society for the prevention of animal cruelty affiliate or humane society affiliate under contract to provide all animal control services for a local public agency. 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.

Timeline

The 2020 Application period is closed. The Office of Grants Administration expects to announce funding for the 2021 Prevention Fund Program yearly next year.

2020 Prevention Fund Grant Application Materials:

2020 Prevention Fund Program Application Guidance
Prevention Fund Program Grant Application - application period is closed
Government Agency Taxpayer ID Form
Payee Data Record

Awards

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the:
2020 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards.
2019 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards.

To be added to the AHCF Program distribution list to receive upcoming information on the program email grants@cdfa.ca.gov.

Contact Us

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 657-3231
Fax: (916) 653-0206
Grants@cdfa.ca.gov