Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has administered a grant program for the development and enhancement of shooting ranges since 1989. The purpose of the Montana Shooting Range Grant Program is to create a continuing program and mechanism to provide funding, through the department, to private shooting clubs, private organizations, local governments, and school districts for the establishment and improvement of a system of shooting ranges throughout Montana. (87-1-276). A private shooting club, private organization, unit of local government, or school district may seek a grant for a shooting range development project (87-1-277).
Every two years the Legislature authorizes funding for this program. The monies used for this program are generated from the sale of state hunting licenses.