Pet Assistance and Support Program

Portal ID:
Closed (70 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



The intent of the program is to allow homeless shelters reduce barriers for those individuals with pets experiencing homelessness. By making accommodations for pets, we bring individuals into shelters who would otherwise remain on the streets.


The program is designed to fund shelters to provide shelters, food, supplies, veterinary services to pets owned by people experiencing homelessness going into shelters. The grant will also cover the staffing and liability insurance related to providing these services. The maximum grant amount is $600,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

nonprofit organization's primary mission has to be shelter individuals experiencing homelessness and the nonprofit must be authorized to conduct business in the State of California

Eligible Geographies:


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.
June 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years to expend

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
35 – 35
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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
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:

Budget Act of 2021, AB 128 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021) as amended by SB 129 (Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021) section 274 Control Section 19.57, paragraph (b)(21).

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).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Siyao Mo, 1-916-544-2654,