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Financial Assistance Options
- Department of Homeland Security Grants
In the fall of 2006, Congress passed H.R. 3858, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act of 2006 (PETS Act). As a result of the PETS Act, state and local jurisdictions are required to "ensure that state and local emergency preparedness operational plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals following a major disaster or emergency". Humane Society University offers disaster-related workshops providing basic training for communities and animal responders nationwide. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earmarked grant money to provide disaster training for states and localities.
The following HSU trainings qualify for DHS funding:
Please visit the State Office and Agencies of Emergency Management website to locate and inquire about financial resources through your local office.
- Edith J. Goode Residuary Trust Scholarships gives financial grant money to organizations that prevent cruelty to animals. If your organization meets this criterion and is registered as a 501(c)3 organization by the IRS, then you may be eligible for a grant. The Trust accepts proposals from humane societies that seek financial support for staff training in shelter-focused nonprofit management designed to increase effectiveness in preventing the suffering of animals. The Trust may consider offering financial resources to undergraduate students. Students who are interested in submitting a grant proposal for undergraduate courses should consult the Edith J. Good Residuary Trust website for instructions. HSU is not affiliated with this Trust.
- The Foundation Directory Online service, a subscription-based directory maintained by the Foundation Center database of information on 2.1 million grants available from foundations, corporate donors, and public charities in the United States. Financial resources are available for prospective students to obtain funding for education.
- We encourage you to check about any tuition reimbursement opportunities offered through your employer.