The National Shooting Sports Foundation has announced a new program designed to help local public and private ranges increase participation in the shooting sports.
The Range Partnership Grant Program is making available $250,000 per year for projects that specifically address one or more of these objectives: recruitment of new shooters, reactivation of lapsed shooters and increased opportunities for active shooters to try another discipline. The NSSF is especially interested in new, creative approaches to these challenges.
“This program was inspired by the success of our Hunting Heritage Partnership grant program, which funds recruitment and retention efforts conducted by state wildlife agencies,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president. “We are confident that this concept will also work for shooting ranges.”
Eligible organizations are limited to public or private ranges and clubs, or educational institutions with hunting or shooting sports curriculums and faculty.
Grant guidelines and applications are available at www.rangeinfo.org/grants.