DEC and the Cornell Cooperative Extension program of Saratoga County have worked closely with stakeholders to gather ideas and suggestions for this program. To be eligible to apply, applicants must demonstrate five years of successful range operation and be willing to provide a publicly-accessible place for hunters, shooters and archers to practice and improve their skills. Proposals should include ways to introduce newcomers or keep current and past participants involved in organized shooting sports.
Depending on available funds and number of applications received, projects will be selected annually through a competitive grant process, with allocations ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. To learn more about the goals and eligible projects within the program and to obtain the program guidelines and application packet, visit the Shooting Range Small Grants Program page on DEC’s website. The 2013 Shooting Range Small Grants Program application period will be open until May 31.
For questions or comments regarding the program, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Melissa Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 793-2515.