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Who can apply?

You may apply for a grant to fund spay and neuter services if you are a municipal or tribal animal control agency or a non-profit 501(c)3 agency, such as a humane society or other animal welfare organization. Applicants may include non-profit animal welfare organizations with community spay/neuter programs. Funds will be allocated as grants to qualified applying agencies.

Grant Funding - Maximum amount of request (per project): $10,000

  • Projects available

    • Public Pets (Domesticated) Spay/Neuter Program

    • Free-roaming Cat (Feral Cat) Spay/Neuter Program

    • Sheltered Pets Spay/Neuter Program

Total grant funds available vary, each year. Grant funding for spay/neuter efforts throughout the state is dependent upon total proceeds from the Pet Friendly License Plate sales accumulated for the year ending June 30 and the prior year's tax donation totals.


All fifteen (15) counties are provided funding through grantees.

Application Date - Please, visit Funding Guidelines for the application.

  • 2023/2024 Application will be available August 1, 2023; to be postmarked by mail, no later than August 31, 2023. 

  • Applications are scored based on (including but not limited to) - completeness, details provided of project, the inclusion of all required documents, number of pets to be spay/neutered with requested project dollars, prior year outcomes, and more.

  • 2024/2025 Grant Cycle will open on August 1, 2024.



Grant Terms

  • Typically 9-10 months from the date of Grant Approval Notice.

    • Exact dates are based on the distribution of funds from the State of Arizona.

  • Grant funds must be expended within the time noted, including meeting expectations of pets to be sterilized based on application and approved grant funding.


Reporting Guidelines - Please, visit Reporting Guidelines to download reporting document.

  • 2023/2024 Grant cycle -

    • Initial/Interim Report: Must be postmarked or emailed by April 30, 2024

    • Final Report: Must be postmarked or emailed by August 15, 2024

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