Target Range Grants

The 2022 Target Range Grant Applications dates are not yet finalized, but updates about the upcoming application period will be provided via the Recreation Grants e-mail Newsletter (click HERE to sign-up).

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Purpose: The Target Range Grant Program supports the development of public, safe, accessible shooting facilities that align with TPWD hunter education activities and programs. Benefits of participation include partnership opportunities within the target range community, recreational opportunities for shooting sports, and regional locations for hunters to practice their skills.

Provisions: The program provides opportunities for construction, development and improvement of firearm and archery range facilities. The goal of the program is to teach hunter education students to be responsible and conservation-minded, to provide instruction in safe firearm operations, to instill ethics, and to add awareness and understanding of hunting laws.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations, individuals and groups such as commercial target range operators, shooting clubs and local governmental agencies that provide public target range access and offer hunter education classes. 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 to develop, construct and submit eligible receipts for reimbursement. A maximum of 90% of eligible costs incurred on the project are admissible for reimbursement. 

Applicants must match at least 10% of total project costs through documented cash expenditures, donated materials and labor or other pre-approved in-kind activities. Matches based on federal funding sources are not eligible. Minimum request: $150,000. Requests are subject to availability of funding.

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National Rifle Association: Training for Target Range Operators 

Archery Trade Association: Archery Park Guide

Environmental Protection Agency: Best Management Practices for Lead at Outdoor Shooting Ranges