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Hunter Education - Shooting Range Development Grant Program

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Agencies, Youth Organizations, and
Institutions for Shooting Range Enhancements and Activities

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Deadline Date:

04/30/21 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $60,000 to Oregon nonprofit organizations, government agencies, youth organizations, and educational institutions for shooting range activities and enhancements. Funding is intended to support projects that improve facilities, address safety and environmental issues, increase public access, offer firearm and archery education, and expand youth participation in shooting sports.

Funds are available through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the construction, development and improvement of non-profit shooting ranges and associated facilities. The intent of this grant program is to encourage significant improvements, prioritize safety and environmental concerns, increase public shooting hours and accessibility and implement “good neighbor” improvements.

Project includes design, construction, and installation of shooting range improvements.

Grant recipients of public funds are required to provide public access during agreed upon times. Public access does not have to be free.

Eligible projects:

  1. Improve public recreational firearm and archery shooting opportunities by providing small grants to range-owning organizations for range enhancement.
  2. Accomplish improvements at existing firearm and archery range facilities.
  3. Develop new firearm and archery range facilities.
  4. Integrate safety, accessibility, and environmental best management practices into the physical facilities of ranges and the management of ranges.
  5. Support firearm and archery education to learn safe and responsible hunting and shooting practices.
  6. Examples of projects: backstops, berms, target holders, benches, baffles, protective fencing, signs, lighting, field courses, platforms, roads, parking areas, sanitary facilities, storage rooms, shelter builds, classrooms and other range improvement projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178779

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant recipients will be required to provide public hours to facility based on amount of money being granted, in accordance with the amounts and hours indicated below.

Money granted/Public hours required:
- $5,000 to $15,000: 4 hours per month
- $15,500 to $30,000: 8 hours per month
- $30,500 to $45,000: 12 hours per month
- $45,500 to $60,000: 16 hours per month

Term of Contract:

The length of the contract is five years. The grant cycle runs from July 1 to September 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations:
- Non-profit, membership-based shooting organizations having as their purpose the promotion of firearm and archery safe handling.
- Units of State or local governments that own and manage shooting ranges.
- Other governmental agencies that own and manage shooting ranges.
- Non-profit youth organizations and educational institutions sponsoring opportunities for youth participation in the shooting sports.

For additional requirements, see

Ineligible Projects:
1. Ineligible projects include clubhouses, employee residences, similar or other facilities not essential to the operation of the shooting range.
2. Maintenance expenses, portable items that are easily stolen or lost, and items that do not have an expected life of at least 5 years.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for applications is by 5:00 pm on April 30, 2021. Applications received after 5:00 pm on the deadline date will not be accepted.

1. The Shooting range grants will be evaluated by June 30th
2. ODFW selected projects and supplemental environmental paperwork is forwarded to USFWS for review. USFWS approves funding once project meets all environmental compliance requirements and notifies ODFW. This occurs approximately in June-August.
3. ODFW enters into a grant agreement between ODFW and the applicant of an approved project. This occurs in July to September. Advancement of funds may be requested if needed to begin construction.
4. Projects can begin once all regulatory clearances and contracts have been completed.
5. Once construction is complete, applicant submits final report along with invoice documentation to begin the reimbursement process.
6. ODFW approves final paperwork, inspects final project. ODFW processes final payment.

Racial and Ethnic impact statement is required for all applications. (See Supporting Documents below.)

Project application includes commitment by one or more project operators or sponsors to assume all operation and maintenance costs for the life of the project.

Project application demonstrates coordination with and documents approval by project owner/operator and, if necessary, by adjacent landowner(s) for required construction access.

A number of Federal and State requirements have to be addressed for all WSFR-USFWS-funded projects.

Project application demonstrates commitment of at least 30% of total project cost from non-federal funding sources.

Project application states that federal funding is not being received from any other source for the same specific project purpose.

Grant monies shall be disbursed upon completion of the project and after costs have been submitted to ODFW. Advancement payments may be allowed if provided for in the Grant Agreement.

Contact Information:

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

Please email, mail, or fax applications to:

Hunter Education
Attention Jered Goodwin
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Fax: 503-947-6009

For questions, contact:
Jered Goodwin
Statewide Hunter Education Coordinator
(503) 947-6079

Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

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