by Jason J. Brown - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
August 1 marks the deadline for applications for NRA-affiliated ranges to apply for grant funding for improvements and upgrades for their ranges.
The grants from the NRA can be awarded to assist with acquisition, development and improvement of shooting facilities at 100-percent NRA membership affiliated club, pulled from funds made available by the approval of NRA’s Range Development Committee, a standing committee of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Grants are limited to $5,000 per applicant per year, and applications must be received Aug. 1 annually. In total, the NRA awards approximately $85,000 in grants each year.
Since 2000, the NRA has provided more than $900,000 to ranges across the country in supporting development and improvements, including shooting berm improvements, clubhouse and classroom upgrades, construction of shelter structures, covered firing lines and pavilions, road improvements, addition of commercial-grade trap machines, or any other permanent improvements to facilities to better serve range customers.
Approximately 60 ranges apply each year for grant funding, with recipients chosen based on their proposals to implement improvements designed to improve range safety, increase the number of shooters at the range or provide new and improved services to shooters. The Range Committee will review applications and choose recipients during their fall Board of Directors meeting.
These grants are limited to NRA-affiliated clubs with 100 percent NRA membership, in which all club members are NRA members. To apply for this year’s Range Grants, visit https://rangeservices.nra.org/funding-grants, and click the “Apply Now” button beneath the NRA-Affiliated Range Funding section. Clubs that wish to become NRA-affiliated may apply here.