The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $100,000 in shooting range grants to help create more opportunities for people to have safe places to practice shooting sports.

The open-ended application process is open now, with grants from $2,500 to $25,000 available.

According to the DNR:

The grants require a 1:1 match and may be used for five-stand, pistol, rifle, skeet or trap ranges. Grantees must allow members of the public to shoot at reasonable times and affordable fees.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer these grants to help people have safer and better places to shoot across Minnesota,” said Chuck Niska, DNR Enforcement shooting range program coordinator.

There will be a particular emphasis on providing grants to groups whose projects reduce travel distances for students and others who currently drive an hour or more to participate in shooting sports activities.

Follow the link below for complete details and a link to the grant application packet.

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