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Small Range Maintenance Grants
Small Range Maintenance Grants
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​Grant Applications

The application process for the 2022 Shooting Range Small Grant Program is CLOSED. 

The application period for the 2023 grant will open on Monday, May 25, 2023. ​​​​

For more information please review the Frequently Asked Questions or email the Hunter Education Program Assistant, Melissa Neal​.

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 Hunter Education Shooting Range Small Grant Program is generated by federal excise taxes collected on the purchase of hunting equipment​. It is managed as a federal grant program to the states by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a user pays, user benefits program ("Section 10 - Hunter Education"). Therefore, this grant program involves local communities and/or businesses in partnership with CPW and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

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-federal 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.

Recent Projects

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