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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs,, (916) 654-0462

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #20-013
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SACRAMENTO, January 24, 2020 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is welcoming volunteers with knowledge and expertise in California's veterinary, animal rescue/shelter, and animal services industries to serve on the 2020 Pet Lover's License Plate Grant Program (Pet Lover’s) Technical Review Committee (TRC). This committee reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to Pet Lover’s.

Pet Lover’s grants are awarded through a competitive solicitation process, and they are designed to prevent pet overpopulation in California by providing funds for spay and neuter services to municipalities and non-profit organizations. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $50,000 per project.

The TRC consists of representatives from government and non-government organizations. TRC members will begin work in February 2020.

All individuals interested in serving on the TRC must submit a completed TRC Application, Conflict of Interest form, and a copy of their résumé or curriculum vitae to before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2020.

For details about the program or to access the TRC and Conflict of Interest forms please reference Prospective applicants may contact CDFA's Office of Grants Administration at (916) 657-3231 or for additional information. 


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