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The Animal Shelters Standards Act of 2016 
applies to all county animal shelters, all organizations that contract with a county or a municipality for animal control, or any organization that shelters animals and has received funds from the Maryland Spay and Neuter Grants Program since 2015.  Read more.​​

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Source: Sunshine's Friends Cat Rescue Pet Project (Project 17-235)

Spay and Neuter Grants Program

Welcome to Maryland's Spay and Neuter Grants Program. 
This program is designed to reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs euthanized in shelters across the state. We hope to reduce these numbers by providing competitive grants to local governments and animal welfare organizations that in turn promote and provide free spay and neuter services to pets of low income Marylanders and to colonies of feral cats.  


Are you looking for free spay and neuter for your pets? Individual citizens seeking spay/neuter for their pets do not apply directly to this program  but are assisted by the organizations we fund.  

Please look to see if a project is happening in your area. Check the LINK to your left  under "Funded Projects Currently Providing Free Spay/Neuter Services" and see if one of these projects can help.

27,770 Spay/Neuter Procedures Completed
By Our Projects To Date
 2018 Request for Proposals Posted! 
Our Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2018 funding cycle is now posted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM EST on March 30.  Please read the RFP so you are familiar with our requirements and Grant Agreements (a sample agreement is appended to the RFP).
The updated application forms and guidelines are available now!  Please read all materials relating to your application category carefully.  There are a few changes from last year!
We are looking forward to your brilliant ideas and submissions. 
As always I am available to answer any questions you may have.

Jane Mallory, Program Coordinator​​​​

Contact Information

Jane Mallory
Program Coordinator​
Phone: 410-841-5766

Office Address:
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401


The 2018 Request for Proposals  is posted below under Application Materials.  Please read carefully.  Our Due date for 2018 applications is MARCH 30, 2018 5:00 PM EST.

Next Advisory Board Meeting:


Application Materials:

The following are the Cycle 2018 Application forms and 
Guidelines.  Please read all materials carefully.




Some Helpful Documents for Submitters:

Forms and Materials for Project Managers:

Quarterly Report Submittal Schedule for Grant Recipients:

Use this WORD form for Quarterly Reports:Quarterly Progress Report Form.docx
Please include a list of all animals altered during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due the first week following  each MARCH 31, JUNE 30, SEPTEMBER 30, and DECEMBER 31.