Massachusetts Animal Coalition*
Massachusetts Animal Coalition
P.O. Box 766
Westborough, MA 01581
Maximum Grant Amount
The Massachusetts Animal Coalition is accepting applications for “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grants, for spay and neuter programs.
The proposal should state the specific problem the grant funds will be used to address. The proposal should contain specific goals and demonstrate how those goals will be met and how the targeted animal population will be impacted. Proposals that focus on feral cats should specify how attempts will be made to impact the entire colony/population/community.
The proposal should convey a good understanding of a particular need in the targeted area and adequately describes how the proposed project addresses it.
The proposed project should define and quantify the pet overpopulation problem in your community, be well thought out and present a clear method/strategy to reduce pet overpopulation. Successful proposals will document the particular overpopulation sources in the community targeted, and clearly define a plan to address those issues in the most cost-effective and efficient manner. Proposals should pay special attention to pediatric spaying and neutering, and spaying and neutering all animals prior to adoption to prevent these often overlooked contributions to pet overpopulation. Programs that use vouchers/certificates should explain how they determine who receives funding and how a co-pay or deposit is determined, and the specific steps taken to ensure and track compliance.
The proposal should consider any possible collaboration (with animal shelters, Animal Control Officers, rescue organizations, veterinarians, and educational outreach providers) that can effectively help reach the proposal’s goals, provide additional services, or lower the cost of surgery per animal. A letter of support for the project must be provided from each partner or collaborating organization listed in the project application.
Applicants must be one of the following:
• A Massachusetts registered non-profit 501(c)(3) humane organization working within the community to assist companion animals.
• A Massachusetts city or town with an animal care and control function. Note: if you are an animal control officer who works for more than one city or town, you must submit a proposal for each city or town.
• A coalition of animal welfare entities formed for the purpose of working on a specific project.
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