Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) Program

Contact

Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions

PetAssistanceSupport@hcd.ca.gov

Purpose

Senate Bill 109 Section 16 (SB 109), authorizes approximately $5 million in Pet Assistance and Support Program funds for qualified homeless shelters to provide shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by individuals experiencing homelessness, and liability insurance related to providing those services.

Assistance Type and Terms

Program grants will be between $100,000 and $200,000.

Eligible Activities

Per SB 109, eligible uses include shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by individuals experiencing homelessness, and liability insurance related to providing those services.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must be a city or county, or a nonprofit corporation with a primary mission to shelter individuals experiencing homelessness, and be a "qualified homeless shelter" that commits to meeting all the following conditions: Has rules of conduct and responsibility regarding pets and their owners; provides crates or kenneling either near bunks or in a separate area; provides food to both individuals experiencing homelessness and their pets; and offers veterinarian services including behavioral support, and spay and neutering services.

Get Funding

Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs). Please be sure you are subscribed to the Homelessness emailing list to receive notifications and announcements.

Current NOFA

Reporting Requirements

Visit Grants Management Unit to find:

  • Reporting requirements
  • Forms
  • Additional resources
  • Grants Management Questions: PAS@hcd.ca.gov