Target Range Grants
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Grant Cycle Deadlines: June 15, October 15 and February 15.
Grant Program Purpose: Construction, development and improvement of firearm and archery range facilities. Goal is to increase opportunities and accessibility for the public for recreational shooting, hunter education safety training, and hunter sight-ins.
Grant Source: Funds available are dependent upon annual apportionment from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) from the collection of manufacturer’s federal excise tax on pistols, revolvers, bows, arrows and archery accessories.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, individuals and groups such as commercial target range operators, shooting clubs and local governmental agencies that provide target range access to the general public for recreational shooting and hunter education classes.
Grant Funding: This is a reimbursement grant. Awardees submit eligible receipts for reimbursement of up to a maximum of 75% of costs incurred, according to terms of the project contract with TPWD. 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 matches. Match based on federally funded sources are not eligible. Minimum request: $15,000. Grants will be considered in two groupings, requests up to $150,000 and requests over $150,000.
Types of Grants: Planning/Compliance requests and Construction requests will be considered.
Grant Cycle: TPWD offers three grant cycles per year. Deadlines for applications are June 15, October 15 and February 15.