Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association of America is proud to announce that more than $1 million has been distributed through the NRA and the NRA Foundation to fund shooting range improvement and development projects in 2022. Projects Receiving Grants they cover the spectrum of vital needs of public and private shooting ranges. ; including, the construction of berms, sheds and pavilions to the purchase of traps and lighting systems.
“To ensure a strong future for recreational target shooting and shooting sports, gun owners need a place to learn, train and compete,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr., NRA Executive Director of General Operations. . “Thanks to the generosity of NRA members, NRA Foundation donors and those who attend local Friends of the NRA events, the NRA is able to provide the resources clubs and public agencies seek to build , expand and improve shooting ranges in their communities.”
Funds from the range are available for application in a variety of ways, depending on the facility you are seeking funding for improvements or construction. NRA Affiliated Shooting Range funding is offered to 100% NRA affiliated clubs for the acquisition, development and improvement of shooting facilities. These funds are distributed with the approval of the Range Development Committee, a standing committee of the NRA Board of Directors. Funds are also available through the NRA’s Public Ranges Grants program to city, county, state, and federal units of government to improve, improve, and construct public firing ranges. A third opportunity is through the NRA Foundation State Fund Capital Improvement Grant program, which provides funding to government agencies and non-profit entities.
The NRA’s work to promote and support public and private shooting ranges also goes far beyond funding. NRA Range Services offers an online course for prospective and current range owners and operators that details best practices in range development, safety, and environmental concerns. To complement the course, the NRA has written The NRA Range Source Book, a premier technical sourcebook for the planning, construction, design, and maintenance of range facilities. On the public policy side, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has been instrumental in protecting access to shooting ranges by promoting and supporting Shooting Range Protection laws around the world. country, which prohibit government anti-gun units from forcing the closure of firing ranges. oscillates through onerous regulations. In addition, NRA staff participate in various state and federal agency rangeland development and oversight committees to ensure rangelands are built and protected on public lands.
For more information on NRA support for public and private ranges, visit https://rangeservices.nra.org/. Information about the NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and its grant application process can be found at www.nrafoundation.org/grants/.
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is the oldest sports and civil rights group in the United States. With more than five million members, the NRA continues to defend the Second Amendment and advocates for the enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association continues to be the national leader in firearms education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Follow the NRA on social media at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.