Pets in the Classroom
We’re cutting out the red tape
Just fill out the application and tell us about yourself, your students and your classroom. Email it to us, and we’ll get back to you with a decision within 3-4weeks. If you qualify, we’ll send a certificate or coupons (depending on grant type) directly to you for the support of your classroom pets within 4-6 weeks from the date of approval. That’s all there is to it.
The following conditions apply:
Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade classes only in both public and private schools.
These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind.
There are five (5) grant types, including: 1- Rebate Grants in the amounts of $100 (for small animal or birds) or $150 (for reptiles or fish) for purchases at any pet store; 2- the Sustaining Grant in the amount of $50 to maintain an existing classroom pet; 3- Petco Grant, which provides coupons for the live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petco; and 4- a Petsmart Grant, which provides coupons for the live animal, pet habitat and supplies purchased at Petsmart. New for 2012-2013: 5- Pet Supermarket Grant,which provides coupons for live animal and pet supplies purchased at Pet Supermarket.
Money may not be spent for overhead, administration or for any other purpose than to purchase new pets, pet environments or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets.
Only ONE Pets in the Classroom Grant per teacher, per school year is permitted. Teachers may re-apply for grant money each fall.
Grant approval is at the sole discretion of the Pet Care Trust. Amounts awarded may vary according to monies and supplies available at the time of the request.
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Teachers: Do you have questions regarding your Grant Status? Due to the high volume of grant applications, the response may be longer than expected. We appreciate your patience. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.