January 29th, 2021

Get Money for Your Shooting Range and Coaching Program

Youth Shooting Programs Coaching range improvement

Does your range or shooting club need money to improve facilities? Would you like to train club members as shooting coaches? Well the MidwayUSA Foundation is offering money to help. Here’s how it works…

The MidwayUSA Foundation is introducing two new grant programs. Starting in February, 2021, the Foundation will begin accepting applications for Range Development and Coach Training grants. These two programs will offer significant payouts — up to $75,000 for range enhancements.

MidwayUSA Foundations range development grants

Range Development Grants are available to allow existing shooting ranges to make improvements/expansions to allow for more youth-oriented shooting activities. This grant cycle runs February 1 to April 1 and cash grants will be awarded in June. Range Development grants will not exceed $75,000 or 50% of the proposed project budget and funds must be used within 9 months of receipt. Requesting facilities must be a range utilized by a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment holder.

MidwayUSA Foundations range development grants

The MidwayUSA Foundation’s Coach Training Grant Program will be open February 1 through March 1 and grants will be awarded in May. The maximum grant payout is $5,000 and the funds must be used to train entry-level shooting coaches or for train-the-trainer courses within 9 months of receipt. Teams or individuals interested in the Coach Training grant program should reach out to their state organization, as only state agency endowment holders are eligible to apply. CLICK HERE for other requirements.

How these Grant Programs Help the Shooting Sports
Without proper ranges, there could be no shooting sports at all. And qualified coaches are essential for youth marksmanship training. Executive Director, G. Scott Reynolds explains: “We at the MidwayUSA Foundation take great pride in our programs to fund youth shooting teams across our Nation. Without a certified coach to mentor [young shooters] and without a safe range to practice on, teams become dormant and athletes become stagnant.”

The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to sustain and grow the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Every donation made is tax-deductible. The Foundation supports all shooting disciplines. For more INFO, visit Midwayusafoundation.org.