This is pretty cool! New York State is offering $5 Million dollars to animal shelters across the state in order to enhance them even further. This is definitely something that could benefit the shelters right here in Central New York!
This initiative is the second phase, after NYS offered $5 Million to animal shelters last year. Last year, more than a dozen shelters across NYS were offered the money who applied for it. After seeing the impact and benefit of last years grant, Governor Cumo and the Department of Agriculture wanted to offer it again this year!
The money is being offered to any shelters that are looking to improve or renovate their buildings, as well as purchase new equipment. Shelters must provide matching funds in order to receive the grant, but hopefully local CNY shelters take advantage of the opportunity!