Wisconsin DNR Now Accepting Shooting Range Grant Applications

Posted on 8-23-2022

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday (8/22) that it is accepting applications for the Shooting Range Grant Program now through September 15th, 2022.

The grant program provides financial assistance for creating safe and accessible firearm and archery shooting ranges open to the public. Managers of public or private shooting ranges, or members of the public interested in starting shooting ranges, are encouraged to apply, especially if located near highly populated areas where similar services are not currently available. 

Previous projects awarded grants included backstops, shooting benches, restrooms and indoor ranges. Former grant winners are welcome to apply again. The shooting range grant is administered as reimbursement for incurred expenses.

The shooting range grant funding is made possible by a federal excise tax on selling firearms, ammunition and archery equipment.

More information about applying, eligible items and resources can be found on the DNR’s Shooting Range Grant Program webpage.