Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
Matching grants to Minnesota schools and nonprofit organizations for training, equipment, and supplies for student archery programs. Funding is intended to increase youth access to high-quality equipment and training as they participate in innovative school and after-school archery programs.
As part of a national effort, Archery in the Schools is a collaborative undertaking between the state Department of Natural Resources and local schools to establish two-week archery units in Minnesota schools.
The Olympic-style target archery program has a core content that covers archery history, safety, technique, equipment, mental concentration, and self improvement. Before teaching the course, instructors must undergo the National Archery Association Level 1 archery training program and be certified instructors.
Schools use either existing archery equipment or purchase new archery equipment packages at a discounted price. Financial assistance for equipment packages may be available from the DNR or other organizations.
For a detailed list of the equipment available and storage requirements please see: https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/outreach/nasp/application_process.pdf#page=2
Program Priority Criteria
Proposals that share their equipment with multiple partnering programs will receive a higher priority for funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 148272
- The equipment's retail value is nearly $5,000, but is available to participating schools and non-profits for $3,600, shipping included. Schools will be required to provide $1,800, and the DNR will fund the rest.
- Basic NASP equipment package $1,800.00 match, 3-D target set $1,250.00 match, or both $3,050.00 match.
- Registration costs for training of up to two instructors is only included in the Basic NASP equipment package.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Direct applications and questions to:
Department of Natural Resources
Attn: Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Education Coordinator
1201 Hwy 2 East
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Office (218) 328-8868
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