Pet Assistance and Support (PAS) Program


Application, General Program, and Standard Agreements Questions

For all Reporting, Disbursement, and Program Questions following Standard Agreement Execution:


The intent of the PAS program is to allow homeless shelters to reduce barriers for those individuals experiencing homelessness with their pets. By making accommodations for pets, we bring individuals into shelters who otherwise would not receive services and shelter. Funding for this NOFA is provided pursuant to the Budget Act of 2021, AB 128 (Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021) as amended by SB 129 (Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021) section 274, Control Section 19.57, paragraph (b)(21).

Assistance Type and Terms

Program grants will be between $100,000 and $600,000.

Eligible Activities

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been authorized for approximately $10 million in Pet Assistance and Support Program funds. The qualified homeless shelters shall provide eligible uses of funds to include the provision of shelter, pet food and supplies, and basic veterinary services for pets owned by individuals experiencing homelessness, along with staffing and liability insurance related to providing those services.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must be a nonprofit organization with the primary mission to shelter individuals experiencing homelessness and authorized to conduct business in the State of California, or a city or county. Shelters must commit to meeting the following conditions: Has rules of conduct and responsibility regarding pets and their owners; provides shelter for pets, such as crates or kennels either near bedding areas or in separate areas or have a similar set up that ensures the safety and well-being of pets and humans; provide food for the pets of individuals in homeless shelters; and offers the services of a veterinarian, including, but not limited to, spaying and neutering services, vaccination, and behavioral support.

Get Funding

Applications are invited through the issuance of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) and are due by April 8, 2022 via HCD Application Portal. Please be sure you are subscribed to the Homelessness emailing list to receive notifications and announcements.

Current NOFA


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Reporting Requirements

Bi-Annual Report (XLS) — Last Updated 1/3/2022 — 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

Grant Management Documents