(a)  A local government applying for grant money from the Animal Shelter Support Fund (the Fund) shall submit the completed application to the Animal Welfare Section (AWS) of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services via email to agr.aws@ncagr.gov or by mail to Animal Welfare Section (AWS), NCDA&CS, 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699.

(b)  Application instructions are available online at: https://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/. This application shall contain the following information:

(1)           the name and contact information for the local government official that will administer the grant money, and the name and contact information for the local government official that oversees the operation of the government animal shelter;

(2)           name, address, and contact information for the animal shelter for which the funds are being applied;

(3)           a copy of the AWS Order of Suspension, AWS Order of Revocation, or AWS Facility Compliance Inspection report citing the specific violation or violations for which the county is applying for the grant funds or the date and description of the incident and damage incurred by the unforeseen catastrophic disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, fire, flood, or other natural or man-made disaster at the animal shelter;

(4)           an explanation of how the applicant will use the grant funds to resolve or mitigate the cited violation or violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and its rules and how the applicant will ensure further compliance with the AWA (G.S. 19A-20 through 31) and its associated rules (02 NCAC 52J); and

(5)           an itemized listing of the costs for which funding is sought.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-67; 19A-68;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 29, 2016;

Temporary Adoption Expired Eff. September 11, 2017;

Eff. November 1, 2017;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2022;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2023.