Target Range Grants
Target Range Development Grants Available through TPWD (Press Release, November, 10, 2016)
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Planning Grants - Available soon
Request for Proposals opens yearly on October 1st.
Applications are due November 30th.
No handwritten applications will be considered. Please SCAN and send to the following email: email@example.com all applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.
Target Range Program Purpose: This program supports the need to provide the public safe and accessible shooting facilities that align with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's hunter education activities and programs. Benefits include partnerships within the target range community; recreational opportunities for shooting sports and regional locations for hunters to practice their skills.
Grant Provisions: The program provides opportunities for construction, development and improvement of firearm and archery range facilities. The goal of the program is to teach students to be safe, responsible, conservation-minded hunters; provide instruction in safe firearm operations, instill ethics, and create awareness for game laws.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, individuals and groups such as commercial target range operators, shooting clubs and local governmental agencies that: 1) Provide target range access to the general public and 2) Conduct and/or offer hunter education classes are eligible to apply. Preference points are awarded to non-commercial operations. Eligible persons or entities applying for target range funding must sign a term contract (Target Range Agreement - TRA) with the department if approved.
Grant Funding: Awardees take on the costs for development/construction and submit eligible receipts to TPWD for reimbursement. A maximum of 75% of eligible costs incurred on the project are admissible for reimbursement. Specific terms and conditions of the project are identified in the TRA.
Applicants must match at least 25% of the total project cost through documented cash expenditures, donated materials and labor or other pre-approved in-kind activities. Match based on federally funded sources are not eligible. Minimum request: $50,000. Requests are subject to availability of funding.