ECAP

Equine Community Assistance Program

The goal of Hope ECAP is to reduce the burden of horse owners in our community in a time of crisis. Our program is designed to prevent neglect and help members of our community get back on their feet. Horse owners will be issued a voucher for the needs determined by the application. We encourage you to use your own veterinarian, farrier and feed store; however, if you need assistance in finding a service, Hope ECAP can help with that too.

There are basic minimum requirements to qualify:

1. You must be a single-family horse owner facing financial hardship. (Hope ECAP does not provide assistance to non-profits, horse rescues, horse sanctuaries, foundations, or horse breeding operations.)

2. You must provide a safe, clean, healthy environment to maintain your horse(s).

3. You must show documented financial need due to unemployment or other financial hardship.

4. You must be open to meeting with a Hope ECAP representative, who will do a site visit.

Apply below.

Hope ECAP Application for a Temporary Grant of Free Hay, Grain, Veterinary Care, or Hoof Care from Hope Equine Rescue, Inc.

Polk County horse owners requesting help from Hope Equine Community Assistance Program must meet the following four requirements to qualify for free hay, grain, basic veterinary care, or hoof care:

Requirement 1:
You must be a single-family horse owner facing financial hardship. (Hope ECAP does not provide assistance to non-profits, horse rescues, horse sanctuaries, foundations, or horse breeding operations.)
Requirement 2:
You must provide a safe, clean, healthy environment to maintain your horse(s).
Requirement 3:
You must show documented financial need due to unemployment or other financial hardship.
Requirement 4:
You must be open to meeting with a Hope ECAP representative, who will do a site visit.

The goal of Hope ECAP is to reduce the burden of horse owners in our community in a time of crisis. Our program is designed to prevent neglect and help members of our community get back on their feet. Horse owners will be issued a voucher for the needs determined by your application. We encourage you to use your own veterinarian, farrier, and feed store; however, if you need assistance in finding a service, Hope ECAP can help.

The following is a list of assistance available for each area of need. Voucher amounts are subject to change:

Gelding $200.00
Vaccines $75.00
Dental $100.00
Feed/hay assistance $150.00 per horse per 30 days
Farrier $35.00 (per scheduled visit)

Today's Date:

Name of Applicant:

Address (Street, City, Zip):

Cell Phone:

Home Phone:

Your Email (required)

When is the best time to reach you? Mark all that apply.
Early Morning 7am-10amLate Afternoon/Lunch 10am to 2pmAfternoon 2pm-5pmEvening 5pm or After

I need help with the following: (Mark all that apply.)
Emergency hayHorse boardingEmergency grainBasic veterinary careHoof care - trimmingHoof care - horse shoeing

Financial Circumstances

Do you own or rent your home?
OwnRent

Employment Status:
Employed (FT/PT/Temp)Unemployed

Marital status:
MarriedSingle

If married or residing with a life partner, my spouse/life partner is:
EmployedUnemployed

Name of Current or Most Recent Employer:

Employer Contact (Supervisor):

Address of Current/Most Recent Employer (Street, City, Zip):

Contact Number of Current/Most Recent Employer:

Monthly Mortgage/Rent Payment:

Current Annual Income:

What has caused your financial hardship? Please write a brief statement of what has caused your financial hardship.

Explain your game plan for financial recovery. Please write a brief statement of the actions you are taking to get back on your feet.

Horse Information

How many horses do you currently have?

For how many horses are you seeking assistance?

Physical Location of the Horses (street, city, zip):

Name of Veterinarian:

Address (street, city, zip):

Phone Number:

Date of most recent visit when your veterinarian saw your horses.

Reason for last visit?

Can we contact your veterinarian as one of your references?
YesNo

References

Please provide at least three references. We prefer one to be your veterinarian and/or farrier. (Name, Phone, Email):

Reference #1 (Name, Phone, Email):

How do you know this person?

Reference #2 (Name, Phone, Email):

How do you know this person?

Reference #3 (Name, Phone, Email):

How do you know this person?

Please complete this application in its entirety. Failure to provide the requested information will create delays in processing your application for assistance from Hope Equine Community Assistance Program (Hope ECAP). If you have questions, or need help filling out your application, please call us at 863.287.7503.

I affirm that the information I have submitted is true and accurate. Note to Applicants: Failure to provide true and accurate information, or to omit critical information about income, will result in being declined for assistance.

Required Pictures (You must submit 2 photos of each horse and 3 photos of the pasture/barn area - Size limitation: 1MB per attachment):

Horse Picture #1:

Horse Picture #2:

Horse Picture #3:

Property/Barn/Pasture Picture #1:

Property/Barn/Pasture Picture #2

Property/Barn/Pasture Picture #2

Additional Pic #1:

Additional Pic #2:

Thank you for your application. We will review your application and speak to you within 24 hours. Please make your references, farrier, and veterinarian aware that we will be calling to check eligibility for the Hope ECAP program. Please mail completed applications to Dani Horton, Hope ECAP, 1200 Dixie Dr., Auburndale, FL 33823.

If your application is complete and we are able to quickly verify your information, Hope ECAP can typically can provide an answer to you within 24 hours. Once you’ve been approved, we will direct you through the process of picking up feed and hay. If you’ve requested a grant for basic veterinary care or horse-shoeing, we will make arrangements with you and a veterinarian, or a farrier, to provide needed services. Find out more information on Hope ECAP, or to get updates from Hope Equine Rescue, please visit, www.hopequinerescue.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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