The Tennessee Animal Friendly License Plate Grant

The goal of the Animal Friendly specialty license plate fund is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies to enable low-cost spaying and neutering of dogs and cats in order to reduce the surplus of these animals in Tennessee.

Click here to download a PDF of the current 2009 Application, which is DUE JUNE 1, 2009.

Do you have questions on what an acceptable application should look like?

Click here to view an example of a completed application.

Things to remember when completing the application:

  • DO NOT send stuff that is not asked for. It is NOT looked at. You are just wasting money on shipping the extra sheets of paper. Save your money.
  • You should only be submitting 4 things:
    1. Completed Application Form
    2. Organizational Structure attachment
    3. Last year's Financial Statement
    4. IRS letter (nonprofit) or statement of authorization (governmental agency)
  • You need to mail 8 sets of these documents. Don’t forget to staple each set.
  • Faxed or e-mailed materials will NOT be accepted.
  • To see more tips on a successful application, look at our example application

Animal Friendly Grant F.A.Q:

Does this grant cover shelter animals?

No, this grant covers owned animals only. These funds are designated for grants to eligible organizations that provide low-cost spaying and/or neutering of dogs and cats for individuals who could not normally afford those services.

Does this grant cover ferals?

No, it does not cover feral cats or dogs.

Who can apply?

Any 501(c)3 or governmental agencies in TN that operates an animal shelter can apply.

When is the application due?

The application is DUE JUNE 1, 2009.

Who reviews the grant applications?

Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of at least five of the following:

  1. Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association President or designee
  2. Animal Control Association of Tennessee President or designee
  3. Tennessee Humane Association President or designee
  4. UT College of Veterinary Medicine designee
  5. Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Director or designee
  6. Senate Resolution No. 51 Advisory Committee representative

What are the laws that govern the Animal Friendly License Plate and the funds raised from the sale of those plates?

Click here to learn more.

Where can I find out more information on the grant?

Click here to visit the state website.