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Shooting Range Grants
Shooting Range Grants
Kaleb Hinkle shooting clay pigeons at Basalt SWA shooting range. Brian Wodrich, DWM, assists.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Shooting Ra​nge Development Grant Program ​​provides matching grants to towns, counties, sportspeople and outdoor recreation organizations, shooting clubs, economic development agencies and others for projects to establish, improve or expand shooting ranges, including archery, across the state.

The Shooting Range Development Grant Program (SRDG) allocates up to $600,000 annually in matching funds through a competitive grant process. To date, the SRDG Program has awarded funding to more than fifty projects throughout Colorado - on the Eastern Plains, along the Front Range and on the Western Slope.

map snapshot of grants
2011 – 2019 Grant Project Locatio​ns​ ​

Grant Program Criteria Highlights

Man helps young woman at a Shooting RangeThese points are just highlights of the grant program's funding criteria.

  • Proposed range projects must have a substantive public benefit.

  • Applicants must provide evidence that the range is or will be approved by the appropriate local government or landowning agency.

  • An Environmental Stewardship Plan must be developed before final funding is awarded.

  • Established guidelines for the construction of shooting ranges must be followed.

  • Grants will be on a reimbursement basis; at least 25% of the project's cost must have come from non-federal sources.

  • Projects will be expected to finish within two years of the grant award year.

  • Grants will be for a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum to be determined by the review and approval process.

When the grant process is open, additional documents will be available for reference at the top right of the page. ​​​​​​