Application Process

In an effort to streamline the grant process, we are no longer requesting letters of interest.

All grant applicants, including those that have received grants previously, will need to complete the grant application. Applications are due April 1, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

This year we are increasing our emphasis on results and program sustainability. Applications will need to include well-defined goals, measurable outcomes, and a plan for sustaining the senior dog program beyond the Grey Muzzle grant period. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Because we want our grantees to build sustainable senior dog programs we are increasing the average amount of our grants. We anticipate grants ranging from $2,500 to $7,500. Allowable costs include medical/dental care, preventive care (e.g., blood panel, blood pressure screening, urinalysis), staff time, advertising and other promotion-related costs, food, emergency assistance, and behavioral assistance.
The last page of the grant application includes the criteria by which all proposals will be evaluated. Please take special note of these criteria and be sure that your application addresses each item.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to learn more about the grant process. If you have additional questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us at

Completed applications, including all attachments, should be forwarded to by April 1, 2016.

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A grant from Grey Muzzle helped Animal Rescue of New Orleans with medical expenses for Hops and gave her a new lease on life.