Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
09/15/19 Postmarked - Public Shooting Range
Grants to Wisconsin government agencies, clubs, businesses, educational institutions, and individuals to support outdoor shooting ranges that will be open to public use. Funding may be requested for construction-related costs. Projects involving indoor ranges may also be eligible.
Wisconsin DNR has a long history of promoting safe and accessible shooting opportunities including a commitment to provide ranges on public lands and a shooting range grant program to assist in maintenance and development on private ranges in exchange for some public access.
In order to help maintain and expand recreational shooting and Wisconsin’s hunting heritage and the economic impacts of those activities, the DNR is interested in increasing opportunities for shooting in a safe environment within a reasonable travel distance for participants and in a location intended for recreational shooting.
In order to receive these funds, range operators must commit (by signing a DNR grant agreement) to opening all shooting facilities at their range to the public 3 days/week or a minimum of 100 days per year for a period of 20 years following the completion of the project. Range operators may charge a reasonable fee for public access, but may not require a membership. All repairs or new construction, whether indoors or outdoors, must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Grant Program Priorities: https://dnr.wi.gov/Aid/Documents/ShootingRange/ApprovedProgramGuidance.pdf#page=3
Eligible project costs:
GrantWatch ID#: 151976
Currently, there is no grant award cap for shooting range grants.
Public Shooting Range projects may begin September 1 (February 15 deadline) or April 1 (September 15 deadline). Grant funding may be awarded for projects with multiple year duration.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit completed application and attachment to:
Keith Warnke, Coordinator
WDNR Hunting and Shooting Sports
Bureau of Law Enforcement
101 So. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 576-5243