Pet Lover’s License Plate Grant Program

Portal ID:
8462
Status:
Closed (22 total applications submitted)
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 $480,000 in funding under the California Pet Lover’s License Plate grant 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 that is registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board

·         Overseen by responsible licensee manager licensed and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board.

·         Operated by one of the following:

o   a California city or county or city and county,

o   an animal care or control agency, or

o   a nonprofit meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code that is registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

To be eligible, an organization must be:

A veterinary facility that is registered and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board, overseen by responsible licensee manager licensed and in good standing with the Veterinary Medical Board.

Operated by a California city or county or city and county, an animal care or control agency, or a nonprofit meeting the requirements of Section 501(c)(3).

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12 months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$488,000
Expected number of awards 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
Estimated amount per award 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
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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:

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.

Funding Method: 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:
Stephen Tachiera, 1-916-657-3231, grants@cdfa.ca.gov