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.
The 2021 Application period is now closed. CDFA anticipates that the 2022 application period will begin in winter 2022.
2021 Prevention Fund Grant Application Materials:
- 2021 Prevention Fund Program Application Guidance
- Prevention Fund Program Grant Application – Application Period Closed
- Government Agency Taxpayer ID Form
- Payee Data Record Form
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the:
- 2021 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards
- 2020 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Program awards
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.
2021 Pet Lover's License Plate Program Request for Grant Proposals - Application Period Closed
2021 Pet Lover’s Grant Proposal Materials:
|Release Request for Grant Proposals||November 19, 2020|
|Grant Proposals Due||December 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PT|
|Technical Review Committee Applications Due||January 4, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PT|
|Announce and Award Funding||Spring 2021|
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