Applicants for the ASPCA disaster resiliency funding must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
-Nonprofit organization or government agency, such as municipal or county animal control, with an animal welfare mission or direct relationship with an animal welfare entity, and a federal tax ID (EIN/Employer Identification Number).
-Organization must be a bona fide disaster responder and must be or have approval from, an Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Examples might include, but are not limited to state and county animal response teams (SARTs and CARTs), local animal control authorities, state boards of livestock, state boards of animal health, and similar. Proof of such recognition from an AHJ should be submitted with your complete application.
-Must be located in one of the following ten states: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, or South Dakota.
The ASPCA generally will not support:
- Organizations whose mission is unrelated to animal welfare
- Multi-year grant pledges
- Individuals, private foundations, endowments, churches or religious programs, fraternal, social or labor organizations
- Organizations with unusually high administrative expenses or other indicators of financial mismanagement
- Organizations which demonstrate or have previously demonstrated practices that are irreconcilable with ASPCA grant standards
- Political parties, candidates, or political activities
- Capital campaigns or large construction projects
- Organizations that discriminate because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or any areas covered by any applicable federal, state, or local laws
- Organizations based outside the United States, or projects that solely benefit animals outside the United States
- Projects for wildlife or marine life
- Individual animals
- Organizations that have lost their IRS tax-exempt status (Visit Guidestar.org to ensure your organization is in good standing with the IRS.)
The ASPCA does not pay for overhead expenses.