Public Archery Range Grants

Program purpose:

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources created the Public Archery Range Grants Program to assist county, regional, city and other public agencies in supporting Minnesota's growing interest in archery by making grant funds available to develop, improve or rehabilitate public archery ranges.

Eligible projects:

Archery range work must be done by a county, regional, city, public agency or local unit of government in Minnesota. Grant funding maybe used for grading and site preparation; building backstops and safety berms; purchasing or replacing target frames and targets; installing bow racks and ground quivers; and installing safety signage and other features deemed essential to a safe and functional range.

Projects must be completed before June 30, 2017. Proof of insurance coverage for the duration of the project must be provided to the DNR prior to full execution of grant agreement.

Who may apply:

County, regional, city, public agency or local unit of government in Minnesota

Level of assistance:

The DNR will determine how much money is available each year; currently the total is $100,000. Groups may apply for a single grant per grant cycle. Matching grants of $5,000 ($10,000 total project cost) to $25,000 ($50,000 total project cost) are available.

General information:

The Department provides grant funds annually as authorized by the Legislature. Allocation of funds for the Public Archery Range Grants Program occurs on an annual basis at the discretion of the Commissioner. All grant agreements must comply with the laws and regulations governing the Agency.

How to apply:

Use the application form supplied in the application packet, and include all documentation at the time you submit your written application. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be received by 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. To request an example project drawing or grant agreement, contact Jay Johnson, DNR Hunter Recruitment and Retention coordinator, at

For more information:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fish and Wildlife 
Attn: Jay Johnson, Hunter Recruitment and Retention Coordinator
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020
Phone: (651) 259-5191
Fax: (651) 297-3727

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