Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Shooting Range Development Grant Program provides matching grants to towns, counties, sportsmen and outdoor recreation organizations, shooting clubs, economic development agencies and others for projects to establish, improve or expand shooting ranges and shooting areas, including archery, across the state.
The Shooting Range Development Grant Program (SRDG) allocates up to $500,000 annually in matching funds through a competitive grant process. To date, the SRDG Program has awarded funding to more than a dozen projects on the Eastern Plains, along the Front Range and on the Western Slope.
The application for 2013 grants is now open!
Guidelines and Application
See the "2013 Documents" for the full application, calendar, and guidelines. There is currently an application deadline for February 1, 2013.
Grant Program Criteria Highlights
These points are just highlights of the grant program's funding criteria. For more about each of these and other criteria, refer to the "2013 Documents for Reference" documents.
- Range project grants applied for 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.
Review the Guidelines and Applications document for details of the program including the application process, application instructions, eligible costs, proposal evaluation and selection, and a wealth of references to help develop shooting range projects.