The 2022 ASPCA Northern Tier Shelter Initiative (NTSI) Supported Rehoming Grant (the “Grant”) aims to help eligible grant seekers, as described below, implement programs that expand options available to animals in need of rehoming through the use of home-home.org (“H2H”), an online supported-rehoming platform.
Supported rehoming (also known as surrender prevention) programs can enable shelters to expand their ability to assist pets and people in the community and reduce intake, a win-win for the community at large and the animals in the care of the shelter.
The grant’s purpose is to provide support for the H2H program to be launched.
Eligible grant seekers can apply for grants ranging between $5,000-$20,000 covering a 12-month period.
Up to $240,000 in total is available for this grant opportunity.
Eligible grant seekers:
- Have a geographic jurisdiction limited to Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, or Wisconsin
- Are 501(c)3 animal shelters, municipal agencies, tribal government entities, or tribal organizations serving Indigenous communities that provide care to cats and/or dogs
- Must have a policy (or willingness to implement a policy) to vaccinate all healthy animals admitted for sheltering at time of intake
- Must meet ASPCA Grantee Organizational Standards:
- No delinquent ASPCA grant refunds or grant reports
- For non-municipal/governmental organizations:
- must have at least 4 board members
- the majority of the board must be independent
- neither the Board Chairperson nor the Board Treasurer may be compensated
- Business registration must be current/active in the Grantee’s state of incorporation
Each funded grant will include:
- A one-time stipend of $5,000 to support the implementation of a supported rehoming program, including onboarding with H2H
- A 2-year paid H2H subscription which includes access to customizable digital marketing/ promotional materials for the subscriber’s H2H page
Strong proposals will clearly articulate:
- Why a supported rehoming program is needed and the grant seeker’s vision for the program
- Expected impacts of the program for the grant seeker and its community
- How this funding will empower or expand current grant seeker efforts to support community pets
- March 23rd at 2 p.m. CT: RFP opens
- April 22nd at 5 p.m. CT (or when funds run out): RFP closes
- On or around May 13th: Finalists will be notified via email and invited to complete a formal application in our grant management system