ASPCA FIR Response Partner Placement Grants (Solicitation Only)

The ASPCA Field Investigations and Response (FIR) team takes the ASPCA's commitment to animals to the very doorsteps where help is needed.  The team travels from coast to coast responding to requests from law enforcement and animal-welfare professionals.

The FIR Response Partner Program allows the ASPCA to join forces with local and national shelters, rescue groups, disaster response teams and animal control agencies to help animals in dire situations.  Those partners participating in the FIR Response Partner Program (“FIR Response Partners”) provide much-needed assistance by sending skilled staff and volunteers to assist with field rescue and emergency sheltering.

FIR Response Partners that accept animals for placement from ASPCA cruelty cases or disasters may apply for placement grants to help with costs associated with supporting these animals in their placement programs. These costs may include medical or behavior costs, transportation costs and more.  

Eligible Applicants

  • Established 501(c)(3) nonprofit or governmental organizations in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, including public law enforcement agencies;
  • Organization must be an ASPCA FIR Response Partner. (For information on becoming a FIR partner, please visit this page); and
  • Organization must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants.

Eligible Costs

Grant funds may be used toward:

  • Transport of animals, and/or
  • Medical care of animals, including veterinary expenses and spay/neuter, and/or
  • Physical and behavioral rehabilitation and training costs

Grant Award

Grants amounts are based on the specific costs of care associated with supporting animals in the placement program.  Decisions on grant recipients and award amounts will be made by the ASPCA on a case-by-case basis depending on severity, need, and available resources.

How to Apply

To be considered for a grant, an ASPCA FIR representative must have formally invited your organization to submit an application. An invitation to submit an application is not a guarantee that your organization will receive a grant.

If you have been formally invited to submit a proposal that is not equine-related, please use this link:

Please note:  If your request is equine-related, you must use this link:

For questions about the FIR Response Partner Program, please contact For application submission inquiries/technical difficulties, please contact the ASPCA Grants team. Usual ASPCA guidelines and reporting apply.