The application process for the 2023 Shooting Range Small Grant Program is OPEN.
The application period for the 2023 grant will close on Friday, September 29, 2023.
For more information please review the Frequently Asked Questions or email the Hunter Education Coordinator, Jordan Likes.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers an opportunity for shooting ranges across Colorado to apply for funding for improvements to public and private shooting range facilities. The facilities must allow hunter education classes and public sight-in days.
Funding for the Shooting Range Small Grant Program is
generated from the Hunting and Fishing license plate that provides dollars
specifically set aside to increase recreational shooting opportunities. Therefore, this grant program involves local communities and/or businesses in partnership with CPW.
Approximately five projects will be selected annually, with a total of $20,000 available for grants. Each project proposed should have a budget not less than $500 and not more than $5,000.
Applicants must match the Shooting Range Small Grant Program award with non-state cash or in-kind services (donated labor and/or supplies and equipment use).
It is very important that proposed grant activities produce improvements at shooting ranges that are readily available for public use (some private use is allowed). A project proposal will be ranked primarily in terms of new and/or improved shooting range opportunities for hunter education, hunter sight-in and practice, and youth participation in shooting sports.
The Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program recently funded:
- An improved parking lot
- Shooting benches
- New target stands
- A shade shelter
- A new concrete walkway