California State Director Allison Cardona announced today a request for proposals for a new round of grants to California animal welfare agencies. The Open Grants proposal period lasts from May 1 – June 30, 2022.
This round of funding is available to municipal shelters, private shelters with municipal contracts, and private shelters without municipal contracts that house animals in a brick and mortar facility and are open to the public a minimum of fifteen hours per week for adoptions and return to home.
Funding is also available to animal control agencies that provide field services and animal control functions are also eligible to apply, even if they do not perform sheltering services.
Grants ranging from $20,000 – $200,000 will be awarded over the next few months and focused on the following areas: Outcomes (Adoptions, Foster, Return to Home and Community), Field Services and Animal Control, Care of Animals in the Shelter, and Community Support.
The California for All Animals program was originally proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020 to help meet the state’s goal that no healthy or treatable animal be euthanized in a California shelter. It was funded by the legislature last year. Over 80 shelters have received more than $400,000 in grants since the official launch of the program in February. Read more about the history of the program here.