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Issue Date: 11/07/2023 Contract Number: RFP0312

2023-2024 NEW YORK STATE COMPANION ANIMAL CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND


Description:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (the “Department”) invites eligible not-for-profit pounds, shelters, humane societies and rescue facilities, excluding rescues operating from a residence, to submit proposals for funding consideration from the Companion Animal Capital Projects Fund. Grant funds are available for the costs of capital projects, including construction, renovation, rehabilitation, installation acquisition or expansion of buildings, equipment or facilities necessary for the secure containment, health and adequate care of sheltered dogs and cats.

RFP Posted November 6, 2023
Questions Due January 8, 2024
Final Answers Posted January 16, 2024
Proposals Due February 5, 2024, 4:00 PM
Tentative Award Date March 4, 2024
Tentative Contract Start Date (2-year contracts) April 4, 2024

 

Eligible Applicants

Duly incorporated pounds, shelters, humane societies, or rescue facilities, excluding rescues operating from a residence, that are not operated by or under contract with one or more municipalities for the provision of pound or shelter services but that are registered with the Department pursuant to section 408 of the New York Agriculture and Markets Law, and can demonstrate providing similar pound or shelter services in underserved municipalities or regions.
Underserved being defined as any municipality or region where there is insufficient shelter capacity for dogs and/or cats.

 

Eligible Projects

Only capital projects necessary for the secure containment, health and adequate care of sheltered dogs and cats are eligible for funding. For purposes of this program, a project may be a portion of a larger overall capital project.

 

Eligible Costs

Eligible expenses include direct costs related to the:
• construction
• renovation
• rehabilitation
• installation
• acquisition, or
• expansion of buildings, equipment or facilities.

 

All proposals must be submitted online through the Grants Gateway by 4:00 PM local time on January 29, 2024. Applicants, and not computers or servers, are responsible for the timely submission of proposals. Proposals received after the scheduled date and time will not be accepted. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted.

All questions must be submitted in writing and must be received by 4:00 PM, January 8, 2024. Please submit all written questions to:
Name: Ana Colon, LVT
Address: 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235
Email: Ana.Colon@agriculture.ny.gov


A list of questions, answers to those questions, as well as any changes, additions, or deletions to the RFP will be posted in the Funding Opportunities section of the Department’s website at https://agriculture.ny.gov/funding-opportunities. The Department will post Questions and Answers as soon as possible, but in no event later than January 16, 2024.

Due Date: 02/05/2024 4:00 PM

Contract Term: 2 Years

Location:

Ad Type: Grant or notice of funds availability


Primary Contact:     Agriculture & Markets, NYS Dept. of
DAI

Ana Colon
Program Manager - Grants
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
United States
Ph: 518-485-0611
Fax:
ana.colon@agriculture.ny.gov

Secondary contact:     Agriculture & Markets, NYS Dept. of
Contracts & Purchasing

Grants Gateway Website
http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
United States
Ph: 000-000-0000
Fax: