NRA Public Range Fund Grant Program

The NRA Public Range Fund was established in 2009 as a matching grant program to encourage city and county governments, and state or federal agencies, to work with NRA on efforts to build and improve public ranges across the United States.

At the NRA's sole discretion, grants are awarded to qualifying city and county governments and state or federal agencies to assist with the acquisition, development, and improvement of public shooting facilities. Grants are also awarded to assist qualifying agencies or local governments with projects designed to improve community relations and to address environmental issues related to range operations.

Eligible Applicants:

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  • An applicant may be any city or county government or state or federal agency that plans to build or improve, or is currently building or improving, public ranges, and is able to provide proof of ability to 100% match awarded funding in revenue, labor, equipment, materials, etc. to ensure the project's completion.
  • Generally, grants are awarded on a 50-50 matching basis with 50% of the cost of the project being provided by the applicant and 50% awarded from the NRA Public Range Fund. In-kind services of labor, materials, and equipment may be considered to provide the applicant's 50% contribution to the project.
  • For projects where Pittman-Robertson FundsĀ are being used, the applicant's share will be 75% of the project, with the remaining 25% coming from the NRA Public Range Fund.

Projects/Activities Eligible For Funding:

  • To build or improve upon existing public ranges at the city, county, state, or federal level by providing assistance for construction, labor, materials, and equipment costs.
  • To provide assistance for the maintenance, security, and upgrades of public ranges at the city, county, state, or federal level.
  • To support activities and objectives set forth in the bylaws of the National Rifle Association of America.

Applications for grant funding will not exceed $25,000 for any qualifying applicant per year and all applicants will be required to show proof to provide the matching amount of requested funding. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis as funding is available.

All funding and/or grants awarded under or pursuant to this program are entirely at the NRA's sole discretion. No party, including applicants under the program, has the right to receive funding nor is funding guaranteed. No application, participation in the program, and/or submission of any application or other forms related to the program, shall be construed as creating a contractual relationship between the NRA and the applicant. An applicant applies at his/her own expense.

Would you like to apply for NRA Public Range Fund Grant Funding? Apply online by clicking here.

For more information, please contact NRA Range Services at (877) NRA RANGE (672-7264) or via email at Written inquiries and applications should be mailed to NRA Range Services, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Congratulations to the 2014 NRA Public Range Fund Recipients
Nebraska Hunter Education/Nebraska Game and Parks Comm. Lincoln Shooting Park and Education Center
Nebraska Hunter Education/Nebraska Game and Parks Comm. Outdoor Heritage Shooting Park
NC Wildlife Resources Commission Cleveland County Shooting Range Construction
Eastern Divide Range District/USDA Forest Service Blacksburg Shooting Range Shelter Expansion and Sound Abatement
Town of Chugwater Southeast Wyoming Economic Development - Public Range
South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Oahe Downstream Range
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Farragut Shooting Range
Meriwether County Board of Commissioners 5 Stand/Sporting Clays/Trap & Skeet Range Project
NC Wildlife Resources Commission Holly Shelter Shooting Range Construction project
SC Dept of Natural Resources Twin Ponds Range Improvements
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Waushara County Range Public Shooting Range Improvements
Platte County Shooting Association (Platte County, WY) Shelter/Building over existing shooting benches

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