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The Animal Shelters Standards Act of 2016 
applies to all county animal shelters, all organizations that contract with a county or a municipality for animal control, or any organization that shelters animals and has received funds from the Maryland Spay and Neuter Grants Program since 2015.  Read more.​​

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Source: Sunshine's Friends Cat Rescue Pet Project (Project 17-235)

Spay and Neuter Grants Program

Welcome to Maryland's Spay and Neuter Grants Program. 
This program is designed to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the state. We hope to reduce these numbers by providing competitive grants to local governments and animal welfare organizations that in turn promote and provide free spay and neuter services to pets of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral cats.  


Are you looking for free spay and neuter for your pets? Individual citizens seeking spay/neuter for their pets do not apply directly to this program  but are assisted by the organizations we fund.  

Please look to see if a project is happening in your area. Check the LINK to your left  under "Funded Projects Currently Providing Free Spay/Neuter Services" and see if one of these projects can help.

32,571 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 2018 Cycle Results in lots of applications and lots of requests for $$! 
Our 2018 cycle Request for Proposals (RFP) resulted in 40 submissions: 23 pet-focused applications and 17 feral cat-focused applications.  The combined budget total for all the applications is $1,410,334.64.
The applications will now be processed and reviewed.  Due to schedule conflicts, the formal review meetings will be not be held until August.  This means notifications of approvals and turndowns will likely go out to the applicants sometime in September.  

With the requested amount exceeding our projected overall available budget by more than $600,000 there will be some tough choices to make.  But rest assured our reviewers will make every effort to make each dollar stretch and fund as many good projects as possible.
The Department and the Review Board would like to thank all of you who worked so hard on your applications.  We look forward to reading all the great ideas!.

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​​​

Contact Information

Jane Mallory
Program Coordinator​
Phone: 410-841-5766

Office Address:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401


The 2018 Request for Proposals  has now passed.  Look for our next RFP in early 2019.

Next Advisory Board Meeting:
August 2 & 3, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (if needed) at MDA Headquarters.


Application Materials:

The following were the materials used for the 2018 application cycle, which closed on March 30, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.




Some Helpful Documents for Submitters:

Forms and Materials for Project Managers:

Quarterly Report Submittal Schedule for Grant Recipients:

Use this WORD form for Quarterly Reports:Quarterly Progress Report Form.docx
Please include a list of all animals altered during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due the first week following each MARCH 31, JUNE 30, SEPTEMBER 30, and DECEMBER 31.