Special Opportunity for National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) Clinics
The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to organizations that have been accepted into the National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) training program. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for up to $85,000 for spay/neuter equipment to establish a new spay/neuter clinic, or up to $40,000 to expand an existing spay/neuter clinic. An additional $5,000 is also available for start-up NSNRT clinics for travel and associated costs to attend the training program at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance.
Since 2006, the NSNRT program has helped mentor more than 150 clinics in best practices in the self-sustaining operation of high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinics. These grants are intended to help new clinics establish their operations and to help high-performing, existing clinics increase their capacity.
For more information about how to apply to join the NSNRT program, click here.
Organization must have been accepted into the NSNRT training program, AND
Organization must be an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit or governmental organization located in the United States and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, AND
Organization must be willing to engage in consultation with the ASPCA and provide data on the funded project, AND
Organization must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants, AND
Organization must be focused on providing surgeries for public animals, such as owned pets and community cats. Surgeries for in-house shelter and rescue animals are allowable, but the majority of surgeries supported by these grants must be for public animals.
For organizations requesting start-up funds, the organization must be at least 6 months away from opening the clinic and already have a building leased or purchased.
Funds may be used for:
Medical and administrative equipment necessary to open up a one veterinarian spay/neuter practice, or to expand an existing spay/neuter practice, such as surgical tables, lights, anesthesia machines, autoclaves, kennels and admission forms. (An equipment list will be provided as part of the NSNRT mentorship process.). Note that funds cannot be used for equipment that has already been purchased prior to the date that the grant is awarded.
Up to 3 months of consumables such as suture material, gloves, anesthetic drugs, etc.
For start-up grants, an additional $5,000 may be requested for travel and associated costs to attend the NSNRT training at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance (a separate budget must be provided)
Grants for start-up costs will be made up to $85,000 to be used within a 12-month period; an additional $5,000 may be requested for travel and associated costs to attend the NSNRT training at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance.
Grants for expansion costs will be made up to $40,000 to be used within a 12-month period.
Grantees will also receive ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance consultation services on the funded project/program.
Applicants should have the following information available for the application:
Organization’s Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Most recent Form 990
Previous month’s statement of activities (i.e. income/expense statement, P&L statement)
Annual operating budget for your clinic using the spreadsheet provided by the ASPCA
An itemized equipment list that includes the TOTAL amount requested and a breakdown of individual items and costs per item
List of board members
For start-up grants, proof that the organization has at least $35,000 in reserves
For start-up grants, a budget for travel costs associated with NSNRT training at the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance, if applicable
Annual animal intake and adoption numbers, if applicable
Grantees will be required to collect and submit data to the ASPCA regarding their funded project.
Preference will be given to organizations that:
Demonstrate a clear and realistic sustainability plan
Have well-written and realistic goals
For expansion grants, preference will be shown to practices that demonstrate how they intend to increase their surgeries by 5,000 animals over the next two years
How to Apply
Grants will be made on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted or at the discretion of the ASPCA.