Spay and Neuter Grants Program

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Welcome to Maryland's Spay and Neuter Grants Program. 

This exciting 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 promote and provide spay and neuter services and educational outreach, emphasizing efforts that serve low income communities and populations. 

This is a grant program for providing funds to government departments and non-profit organizations who in turn provide no cost spay/neuter services to Maryland pet owners.  

Individual citizens seeking spay/neuter for their pets do not apply to this program. However, we have funded a variety of projects that may be able to help.  Check the LINK to your left "Funded Projects Currently Providing Free Spay/Neuter Services" and see if one of these projects can help.


 THE APPLICATIONS FOR FY17 FUNDING SUBMITTED!  
 
 Our 2016 Request for Proposals (RFP) resulted in 36 applications with a combined request of over 1.5 million dollars. Of these applications, 18 were for pet-focused projects, 13 were for feral cat-focused projects, and 5 were for capital expense/equipment requests.  Now over the the next 8 weeks, the Department and the Advisory Board will be carefully reviewing each submission and hope to make recommendations to Secretary Bartenfelder in June.  

Our thanks to all the great organizations and departments that worked hard to formulate great project ideas and it is our goal to fund as many of the best submissions as possible. 

If you didn't submit an application this time, consider a submission in our next cycle coming in 2017!   
 
Cheers!

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator

Contact Information

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

Jane.Mallory@maryland.gov

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


Announcements:

36 FY17 applications have been submitted and are now being reviewed.  

Current Projects Providing Free Spay/Neuter: A list of projects funded last year is posted (see the link to the left!).  This list now includes projects funded this month. 

Those citizens seeking spay or neuter for their pets should check this list out to see if there is a project in their area and if they qualify. This list will grow as more projects are approved later this year.


Application Materials:

The following are some materials used in the application process.  Now that the FY17 submittal date has passed, the application forms are not available, but all other materials are here for you to see.  

   

 CLICK ON THE DOG TO FETCH OUR PROGRAM PROJECT MAP
 

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 2016.docx

Please include a list of all animals altered during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due:​​
  • December 31, 2015​
  • March 31, 2016
  • June 30, 2016
  • September 30, 2016
  • December 31, 2016