Prevention of Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

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Closed (26 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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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.


The sole purpose of the Prevention Fund is to support spay and neuter activities to eliminate cat and dog homelessness.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Eligibility is limited to:

City, county, or city and county animal control agencies or shelters; or,

A society for the prevention of cruelty to animals affiliate or a humane society affiliate that is under contract to provide all animal control services for a local public agency.


Eligible Geographies:


Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 2021
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.
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.
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.
$7,500 – $22,500
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
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.
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:

Funded by voluntary tax contributions.

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).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed to applicants in advance of incurring allowable costs.  Funds must be expended within one calendar year.  

How to Apply

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


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