New York State Animal Population Control Grant Program

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Albany County, Allegany County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Albany County, Allegany County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County Show all

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The New York State Animal Population Control Program is a low-cost spay/neuter grant program administered by the ASPCA on behalf of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Applicants are advised to read the specific guidelines and eligibility requirements for this program and watch the webinar Getting Funding for Spay/Neuter Programs in NYS. Below is a summary of the program.

Proposals may include the following types of funding requests:

  • Co-pay or voucher or similar programs
  • Infrastructure, capital improvements and equipment Spay/neuter events
  • Targeted spay/neuter programs
  • Payroll and expense support for new staff hires, including veterinarians, vet techs or other staff Mobile and MASH-style spay/neuter programs, including equipment, vehicles and costs associated with vehicles.
  • Stipends for costs, including fees and travel expenses, associated with the training of staff and veterinarians in low-cost spay/neuter techniques for High-Quality High-Volume Spay/Neuter (HQHVSN) Costs associated with the implementation, expansion and sustainability of HQHVSN programs.
  • Other projects that either directly or indirectly provide demonstrable low-cost spay/neuter services to designated beneficiaries.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The following types of organizations are eligible to apply to the ASPCA for APCP grant funds:
    • Municipal or county animal shelters and animal control
    • 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organizations
    • Organizations must be based in upstate New York or Long Island (New York City is excluded from the APCP program)
  • Designated Beneficiaries of APCP Grant Projects
    • As required by New York State law, the allocation of APCP grants is restricted to entities providing low-cost spay/neuter services for the following populations:
      • Canines and felines of New York State residents who receive public assistance AND have adopted an animal from a qualified nonprofit or government organization.
    • To be eligible, designated beneficiaries and their pets must meet the following criteria:
      • The animal must be a cat, kitten, dog or puppy
      • The animal must NOT have been imported from outside the state
      • The person presenting the animal for sterilization must provide proof of residence in New York State
      • The person presenting the animal for sterilization must provide proof of ONE of the following forms of eligibility:
        • Participation in one of the following programs:
          • food stamps, supplemental security income for the aged, blind and disabled, low-income housing assistance, Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, Medical Assistance or other similar programs suggested by applicants or the ASPCA and approved by the Agriculture and Markets Commissioner; OR
        • Adoption from a government shelter or nonprofit animal welfare organization in New York State. (No proof of ownership shall be required given the difficulty in identifying a consistent or decisive form of proof, especially with respect to cats (e.g., barn cats); therefore, only proof of low-income assistance or adoption from an eligible shelter shall be required.)
  • All veterinary services provided to animals targeted with APCP funds must be performed by a veterinarian licensed in New York State


  • New York City is excluded from the APCP program. 
  • Regardless of the above criteria, animals adopted from organizations whose adoption fees include the cost of spay/neuter services are NOT eligible for spay/neuter services through grant projects funded with APCP funds.