RedRover Relief

Safe Housing grant application

The actual application will vary slightly depending on if a Domestic Violence Organization or an Animal Organization is applying, so the below information may include a small number of questions that do not apply to your organization. Organization dependent questions are noted. You may request a PDF version of the application questions here. We do review our grant often to ensure we are asking for all of the information we need in the clearest way possible. Please be sure to review the application closer to the application date as some information may have changed.

The Safe Housing grant is currently closed to new applications. It will reopen on May 1, 2022.

Pre-Application Checklist
You must complete the below steps to be eligible for a RedRover Safe Housing Grant. Please be sure all of these steps are complete before submitting the grant application. 

Have you obtained a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a partner organization*? Yes No
RedRover requires an MOU between a domestic violence organization and an animal organization, which outlines each organization's responsibilities. A draft version may be submitted with the application, but a finalized MOU signed by all parties must be in place before this grant can be approved. 

Have you identified a veterinary clinic or veterinarian to partner with you, or will your organization provide veterinary care?* Yes No Our organization will provide veterinary care

If building or renovating, have you ensured that the project meets all relevant animal Ordinances and Laws and spoken with your insurance company to ensure that pets will be allowed under your policy?* Yes No Not relevant to our Safe Housing pet program

If building or renovating, have you spoken with a builder or other relevant person to ensure that your project planning is completed and work is ready to start within 6 months or less?* Yes No Not relevant to our Safe Housing pet program

Do you agree to mention your Safe Housing pet program on your website and work with your partner organization to ensure that the program is a known resource? Yes No

Do you agree to add information about your Safe Housing pet program to your staff and volunteer training? This is to ensure that your Safe Housing pet program remains known to future staff and volunteers regardless of turnover, and available to survivors who need it.* Yes No

All budgets must be submitted using RedRover’s Safe Housing budget template. If you have not yet moved your budget to this format, please download this template from the Safe Housing main page and do so before submitting your application. 

You will also be required to attach the following documents to this application prior to submission

  • photo(s) of area in which the pets will be housed
  • project budget
  • timeline
  • first page of IRS letter of determination
  • copy of signed MOU with a partner agency
  • an estimate from your partner veterinarian if requesting funds to cover veterinary care

Applicant Organization Contact This is who we should contact to discuss this application.

Contact Name*
Contact Position*
Contact Phone*, extension If possible, please use a direct contact number instead of the general office or crisis line.
Contact Email*

Alternate contact Name*
Alternate Contact Position*
Alternate Contact Phone*extension If possible, please use a direct contact number instead of the general office or crisis line.
Alternate Contact Email*

Applicant Organization Information

Type of facility:  animal organization, domestic violence organization
Organization Name*
Mailing Address* Please use the address that grant funds should be mailed to.
Website*
Phone Number* extension If possible, please use a direct contact number instead of the general office or crisis line.
Employer Identification Number (EIN)*

What is the yearly operating budget for your organization?*

(Domestic Violence Organization)
Number of clients served per year:* Please use only one number, not a range. i.e. 500, not 500-600
Average length of stay:* Please approximate the stay in days and use only one number, not a range. i.e. 60, not 45-60
Resident capacity:* Please use only one number, not a range. i.e. 20, not 20-30

(Animal Organization)
Total capacity of the animal shelter?*Please list the total number and then separate by species. Example: 100 animals total, 60 dogs, 40 cats

Have you previously received a RedRover Safe Housing grant?* Yes No
If so, w
hen?

About the Partner Organization

Type of facility: animal organization, domestic violence organization
Partner Organization Name*
Partner Organization Mailing Address*
Partner Organization Website*
Partner Organization Phone Number*

What is the yearly operating budget for your partner organization?

(Domestic Violence Organization)
Number of clients served per year:* Please use only one number, not a range. i.e. 500, not 500-600
Average length of stay:* Please approximate the stay in days and use only one number, not a range. i.e. 60, not 45-60
Resident capacity:* Please use only one number, not a range. i.e. 20, not 20-30

(Animal Organization)
Total capacity of the animal shelter?*Please list the total number and then separate by species. Example: 100 animals total, 60 dogs, 40 cats

Has your partner organization previously received a RedRover Safe Housing grant?* Yes No
If so, when?

About the Pet Program

Total Safe Housing pet program budget:*
Funds raised for Safe Housing pet program to date:*
RedRover Safe Housing grant funds requested:*
Expected Safe Housing pet program start date:* 

What other funding has been secured for your Safe Housing pet program? Please note projected, pending and committed funding amounts.*

(Domestic Violence Organization)
Please describe the need for a Safe Housing pet program at your organization.
Please use information specific to your organization and/or region, not general information about the need for pet assistance for domestic violence survivors. For example: How often is your organization contacted about situations involving pets? Has your shelter had to turn clients away in the past because of their pets? 

(Animal Organization)
Please describe the need for a Safe Housing pet program at your organization.
Please use information specific to your organization and/or region, not general information about the need for pet assistance for domestic violence survivors. For example: How often is your organization contacted about situations involving pets of domestic violence survivors? Has your organization had to deny requests for assistance in the past because of lack of space/resources?

What pet assistance do you currently provide for domestic violence survivors , if any?*

How does your organization intend to use RedRover’s Safe Housing grant funds?* Please provide a detailed program description. Include what kinds of animals will be helped and how many, as well as expanding on where and how the animals will be cared for.

Where will the animals be located?
Choose all that apply
At a domestic violence organization
At an animal organization
In a foster program
At a licensed boarding facility
Other (Please describe)

What are your plans to financially sustain your Safe Housing pet program?* 

What species do you anticipate helping?*
Choose all that apply
Cats
Dogs
Rabbits
Birds
Fish
Reptiles
Small mammals and pocket pets (hamsters, mice, rats)
Small farmed animals (goats, sheep, pigs)
Large farm animals (horses and other equines, llamas, alpacas, cows)

What will be the maximum number of animals that can be helped through your Safe Housing pet program at any given time? Please list the total number and then separate by species. Example: 10 animals total, 5 dogs, 5 cats

What do you anticipate the typical need for your Safe Housing pet program being at any given time? Please list the total number and then separate by species. Example: 4 animals total, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 rabbit

(Domestic Violence Organization)
How did you arrive at that “typical need” number? Example: survey of crisis line callers or survivors on intake, from survivors asking for pet help, from the pets we have already helped, etc. Please give a somewhat detailed answer.

(Animal Organization)
How did you arrive at that “typical need” number? If this number comes from your domestic violence shelter partner(s), please tell us how they arrived at that number. Example: survey of crisis line callers or survivors on intake, from survivors asking for pet help, from the pets we have already helped, etc. Please give a somewhat detailed answer.

What safety protocols are in place to keep these animals away from the public and safe from potential harm by the abuser?

Will your Safe Housing pet program house animals for the duration of the survivor's need, contingent upon their participation in a domestic violence program? Yes No -
If no, why not? For how long will animals be housed?

Aside from your partner organization, describe any other relationships/partnerships you have made to support this project (e.g., with veterinary clinics, animal shelters, domestic violence shelters, local volunteer organizations).*

What is your outreach strategy to ensure your community knows about your Safe Housing pet program? 

RedRover often has more applicants than we have grants available. Why should your organization be selected to receive this grant?*

How would your organization announce and publicize receiving the RedRover Safe Housing grant?*

How did you first hear about the RedRover Safe Housing grant?*

By signing below, I certify that the information submitted in this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have read and agree to the grant qualifications and reporting requirements. I agree to submit photos for publication and share updated information about the affected animals. I agree to allow my organization's contact information to be publicized by RedRover. I agree to the expectation that the program will be complete and able to help its first animal within one year of receipt of grant funds.

Name of Signatory*
Date*

To complete your application, please be sure that the following are sent. Please choose as high a resolution file as possible for the photo (if applicable). If possible, please attach a .pdf of the documentation requested instead of a .doc or .xl file.  Supported file extensions are: jpg, png, txt, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, zip.

Upload: Photo of the area in which pets will be housed*
Upload: Project Budget* Budgets must be submitted using the template provided by RedRover.
Upload: Timeline*
Upload: First page of IRS Letter of Determination*
Upload: Copy of MOU with Partner Organization*
Upload: Veterinary estimate for office visit and vaccinations*
Upload: Estimates provided by contractor/builder/retailer  retailer estimate would be for large purchases like pre-fab kennels

Applications will open on May 1 and October 1, with an application deadline of May 15 and October 15.

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