The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control (CCARC) is conducting its Housing Cook County’s Animals grant program.

Housing Cook County’s Animals is an $8 million program that covers the costs of planning and construction of animal shelter facilities in Cook County. The goal of the program is to expand the capacity of existing non-profit and governmental animal shelters to address current overcrowding, while providing housing for animals impounded by the CCARC. 

Interested parties should review the program overview and submit an application. Please contact Brian Miller at 312-603-2820 or brian.miller@cookcountyil.gov for more information.

Program Information

 

Program Timeline

A Home for Cook County’s Animals Grants process will be conducted according to the following timeline. It is imperative that project applicants adhere to the application deadline and are responsive to County requests for information.

  • November 1, 2019- A Home for Cook County’s Animals opens and resources distributed throughout the County 
  • January 8, 2020 - Informational Meeting – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Location: Chicago Loop
    (please RSVP by emailing brian.miller@cookcountyil.gov - location will be provided upon confirmation of reservation)
  • February 5, 2020 - Informational Meeting – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Location – Chicago Loop 
    (please RSVP by emailing brian.miller@cookcountyil.gov - location will be provided upon confirmation of reservation)
  • February 28, 2020 - Applications Due – by 5:00 p.m. 
  • March 2020 – May 2020 - Project evaluation team will review applications 
  • June 2020- Projects will be approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners and awardees will be notified of award