Monday, June 20, 2011

Grants for Qualified Shelters and Other Animal Welfare Organizations Coping with Flood and Tornado Disasters in the U.S.

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post for more information].

Deadline: Open

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Establishes U.S. Disaster Relief Fund

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has announced that it has established an ASPCA Disaster Fund and is accepting disaster grant applications from qualified shelters and other animal welfare organizations responding to companion animal care emergencies resulting from the recent floods and tornadoes in the United States.

Applicants to the ASPCA Disaster Fund must be a nonprofit organization or government agency (such as a municipal or county animal control) with an animal welfare mission and a federal tax ID (Employer Identification Number); a qualified shelter and/or other animal welfare organization in states affected by or responding to recent severe weather incidents, or organizations outside those states providing outreach and assistance; directly affected by or providing/participating in direct response to the spring 2011 natural disasters; and in need of immediate assistance.

Eligible requests include cash assistance for the following purposes: food and food banks for at-risk animals; shelter supplies and equipment; rescue supplies and equipment; sheltering or temporary boarding and fostering of rescued or at-risk animals; transport/transfers/relocation of animals; veterinary expenses/medical care for animals; overtime expenses for shelter staff; travel and related incidental expenses for shelter staff or staff deployed to affected disaster areas to assist with disaster response for animals; and infrastructure repairs/rebuilding.

Visit the ASPCA Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

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