2023 Pet Lover's License Plate Program

Portal ID:
15494
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
Categories:

Details

Purpose:

The purpose of this program is to help stop pet overpopulation in California by providing funds for spay/neuter services to municipalities and non‐profit organizations in California. The revenue received from the sale and renewal of the license plate is awarded annually through grant agreements to eligible organizations.

Description:

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce a competitive solicitation process to award up to $488,000 in funding under the 2023 Pet Lover’s License Plate Program. This program is funded by fees associated with the original purchase, annual renewal, and conversion of Pet Lover’s license plates from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

The purpose of this program is to help stop pet overpopulation in California by providing funds for spay/neuter services to municipalities and non‐profit organizations in California. The revenue received from the sale and renewal of the license plate is awarded annually through grant agreements to eligible organizations.

To be eligible, an organization must be a veterinary facility, operated by a licensee manager. Both the facility and the manager must be registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board. The veterinary facility must be operated by either:

- A California city or county animal control facility that provides spay and neuter services to the public; or,

- A California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization holding a municipal contract for animal control service; or,

- A California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers low-cost or no-cost spay and neuter services and is registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State.

A city, county, or city and county animal control agency or nonprofit shelter holding a municipal contract that offers spay and neuter services for dogs and cats owned by individual members of the public is required to be current on its yearly rabies reporting requirements to the California Department of Public Health, Veterinary Public Health Section.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Organization must be a veterinary facility operated by a licensee manager (facility and manager must be registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board). Operated by a California city or county, an animal control agency, or a nonprofit meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3).

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Spring 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
6/1/2023 - 5/31/2024

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$488,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$25,000 – $50,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

This program is funded by fees associated with the original purchase, annual renewal, and conversion of Pet Lover’s license plates from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

CDFA reserves the right to offer an award different than the amount requested.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Office of Grants Administration, 1-916-657-3231, grants@cdfa.ca.gov