For the third year in a row, we have provided cash grants to help ranges across the country improve and allow for more youth shooting sports activities. This year, $900,000 has been awarded to 45 recipients. These grants allow shooting ranges to improve, providing every new generation that utilizes the facility with the best shooting experience possible!
This is just one of the many programs that we offer to provide funds to grow and sustain youth shooting sports. Since this grant program’s inception, some funded improvements have included creating bigger and better parking areas to allow a range to host larger youth events, handicap accessibility for ease of athletes and spectators, the addition of sporting clays courses to offer youth shooters another way to compete, and more. Our Range Development grant program ensures that the future of youth shooting sports continues to progress!
Since 2021, we have been able to award 122 grants, totaling $2,150,000, for range improvements. These funds have been dispersed throughout the entire United States. The Northeast region has received $631,681.84 and the Northwest region has received $571,597.61. In the south, ranges in the east region received $540,722.05 and the west region received $405,998.50 in range development funds. Check out our program manager map to see the states included in each region! Range Development Grants are competitive, and endowment holders interested in applying for the next cycle can do so in early 2024.