Half a Million Bucks: For Range Partnership Grants To Attract New Shooters

NSSF grants are available to attract new shooters to the sport. Photo by NSSF.

NSSF grants are available to attract new shooters to the sport. Photo by NSSF.

This year, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will award up to $500,000 in grants to help public and private shooting facilities attract more participants. This is the fourth year that NSSF will provide funding to qualifying ranges through its Range Partnership Grant Program.

“Having purchased firearms and ammunition in record amounts in the last few years, people are excited about target shooting,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We want ranges to tap into that enthusiasm and these grants will help shooting range managers test new strategies to attract customers.”

NSSF encouraged owners and managers of target shooting facilities to review the grant guidelines and, if they had a qualifying program or one in mind, to apply for assistance.

Private shooting ranges must have a public-participation option to qualify. The deadline for applications is April 19, 2011. Projects that are awarded grants must be completed by February 1, 2012. Shooting ranges interested in applying for a grant can view case studies of previous grant recipients and learn more about NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant Program at http://nssf.org/shooting/grants.


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