Shooting Range Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Schools, Agencies, Organizations,
and Businesses to Build Facilities for Shooting Sports

GrantWatch ID#: 151976
Agency Type:


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


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Grants to Wisconsin government agencies, educational institutions, conservation organizations, businesses, and individuals to construct outdoor shooting ranges for public use. During this cycle applications will be accepted from both public and private ranges. Private ranges are eligible to receive funding if the range will be open for some public access.

Eligible items for funding include target holders, backstops and berms, baffles, shooting benches, protective fencing, signs, trenches, gun racks, platforms, restrooms and other items considered essential for the project by the department.

Indoor ranges may be eligible as well, including classroom, storage, and restroom facilities.

Grant funding may be awarded for projects with multiple year duration.

Eligible sponsors for public shooting range:
-Wisconsin counties, towns, villages, and cities
-Wisconsin Tribes
-Wisconsin School Districts
-Other Wisconsin governmental units, as defined in s. 66.299, Wis. Stats.

Eligible sponsors for private shooting range:
-Rod and Gun Clubs
-Owners and operators of Shooting ranges
-Wisconsin universities, colleges, and technical schools
-Conservation Organization or Association

Shooting facilities at the range must open to the public at least 100 days per year for 20 years following the completion of this project.

Ineligible items:
-Construction of clubhouses and facilities not essential to the operation of the shooting range.
-Operation and maintenance of the range.

Both Public and Private Shooting Range applications will be considered for the November 15, 2016 deadline. Applications may be submitted via email to Keith Warnke or mailed to the address listed below.

This grant program is administered as a reimbursement program.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Keith Warnke, Coordinator

Bobbi Winebar, Grant Manager

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street . PO Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7921

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