Spay and Neuter Grants Program
Meet Our Advisory Board​ ​​​​



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.  They set up projects is specific target areas.

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

24,088 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 29 New Projects Have Been Approved for FY18
We are pleased to announce that 29 new projects have been approved for the FY18 cycle:  20 new pet-focused projects and 9 new feral cat-focused projects. These new efforts cover 18 counties and Baltimore City and aim to provide free spay/neuter procedures to another 14,373 animals. 

A list of these projects and all others funded can be viewed under the Other Reports link to your left.
If you could not be funded this time or did not submit an application, please consider applying during our next RFP which will be coming up  in early 2018.  Now is the time to start thinking about your future application!   Please conact me with any questions you may have.

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​​​

Contact Information

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

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


Next Advisory Board Meeting:
December 8, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at MDA Headquarters

ITEM! 29 New projects approved for FY18.


Application Materials:

The following applications and guidelines were used for the 2017 (FY18) cyle. These materials will still be available for your edification but may be updated for the next cycle.



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 the last day of each MARCH, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, and DECEMBER.​​