Timeframe: Monday, October 29, 2018, 10 am ET - Receipt of first 100 submitted applications
Thank you for your interest in the Lil BUB program. Please note THIS RFP IS NOW CLOSED. The RFP was open to the first 100 submitted applications. If you submitted your application, we will be in touch with a decision by the end of the calendar year.
The most amazing cat on the planet is teaming up again with the ASPCA to support a cause close to her heart – animals with special needs. A true kitty hero, Lil BUB is using her fame to be a voice for those special needs cats and dogs who need some extra help to get adopted. Good job, BUB!
Funds raised through Lil BUB’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA are given as grants by the ASPCA to organizations that provide special care for special needs dogs and cats; these animals need extra help getting adopted due to conditions such as, but not limited to:
wounds suffered from a disaster or accident (e.g. burns due to a fire, broken bones due to a car accident, etc.)
wounds suffered from an act of cruelty or neglect
any permanent diseases/illness (FIV, Leukemia, diabetes, etc.)
old age and advanced age-related placement issues
The ASPCA invites organizations assisting cats and/or dogs that meet the criteria above to apply for a grant. Priority may be given to applications that will expand the impact of existing programs that improve adoptability of special needs animals.
Ineligible programs and conditions include, but are not limited to:
safety-net programs for otherwise healthy animals
general wellness programs
routine preventative programs
other programs that benefit healthy, non-special needs animals
• Established 501(c)(3) nonprofit or governmental organizations in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service;
• Organizations including, but not limited to, shelters, rescues, sanctuaries/hospice, food banks/pantries, animal hospitals/medical clinics, and social service organizations with programs that assist pet owners and/or homeless animals; and
• Organizations in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants.
Eligible programs supporting special needs cats and dogs for adoption that meet the eligibility criteria above may include, but are not limited to:
specialized veterinary or medical care
physical and behavioral rehabilitation
placement in home for end-of-life care (hospice/fospice)
relocation programs to improve adoptability
safety net programs for owned special-needs cats and dogs to reduce pet relinquishment and to keep families together
programs associated with emergencies, disasters, or cruelty responses or rescues that involve or result in a criterion set forth above
Grants will range between $2,500-$5,000
Applicants should have the following information handy for the application:
Oganization’s Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Animal intake and adoption numbers, if applicable
Examples of special-needs animals who have recently benefited from the program, including photos and/or videos, if available
If the request is for an individual animal, a letter from a veterinarian on the animal’s course of treatment and prognosis. (Please note that funds already spent for treatment are not reimbursable/eligible for this grant.)
Funding decisions will be made by December 21, 2018. Given the time between application submission and funding decision, this grant is not intended for animals that are currently in need of emergency or urgent care.
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in the Lil BUB program.Please note THIS RFP IS NOW CLOSED. The RFP was open to the first 100 submitted applications. If you submitted your application, we will be in touch with a decision by the end of the calendar year.