Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) Program
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, along with staffing and liability insurance related to providing those services.
Program grants will be between $100,000 and $200,000.
Per SB 109, eligible uses include shelter, food, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by individuals experiencing homelessness, along with staffing and liability insurance related to providing those services.
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.
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.
- PAS NOFA - December 31, 2019 (PDF)
- PAS Supplemental Memo (PDF)
- STD 204 Payee Data Record (PDF)
- Government TIN Form (PDF) - File may need to be opened in Internet Explorer.
- PAS Applicant Resolution - December 31, 2019 (PDF)
- PAS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Applications Received Report (PDF)
Applications are due March 2, 2020
PAS Webinar (YouTube)
Bi-Annual Report (XLS) – The Contractor must submit a completed bi-annual report each year by January 31 and July 31 for the term of the contract with HCD. The Bi-Annual Reports shall be submitted electronically to PAS@hcd.ca.gov.