Alliance Participating Organization (APO) Funding Allocation Procedures
Any funds received from Maddie's Fund shall be distributed in accordance with the guidelines specifically set forth in the grant application.
If an Alliance Participating Organization (APO) is suspended and/or terminated, any adoption subsidies the organization was eligible for or were receiving as a APO will terminate at the time of suspension or termination.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals may retain any funds raised in order to defray its own operating expenses and for programs, which the Board of Directors determines, in its sole discretion, are in the joint interest of the APOs.
The Alliance will accept grant proposals from all APOs for projects that will further the goals of the Alliance.
The Board of Directors, in its sole discretion, shall determine the awarding of such grants. The Board of Directors may consider the following criteria in making such award: (i) need of the APO, (ii) the extent to which the grant will fulfill the goals and purposes of the Alliance, (iii) the APO's prior record in achieving Alliance goals and purposes, and (iv) a demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility.
In order for AC&C to be eligible to apply for a grant from the Alliance, a separate account must be established by AC&C. Funds in this account shall be utilized only for certain designated purposes, as described below. Amounts expended from this account for any such purpose shall supplement, and not replace, amounts budgeted for that purpose by AC&C pursuant to its contract with the NYC DOH.
Such designated purposes shall include: (i) improving the procedure for providing animals to APOs, (ii) bringing AC&C animals to Mayor's Alliance/Maddie's Pet Adoption Festivals, (iii) providing for the spaying and neutering of non-shelter animals, (iv) developing an active volunteer program, and (v) any other purpose approved by the Alliance.
Such account shall be subject to audit by an independent auditor selected by the Alliance and the receipt of such funds shall be reported to the NYC Council on a monthly basis.