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Shooting Range Grant Scoring Criteria

In situations where grant requests exceed the amount of funding available, FWP uses the following criteria to score and rank grant requests. Overall, the goal is to develop or enhance shooting ranges that provide safe, accessible, and diverse opportunities for a variety of shooting interests statewide.

  1. Range serves local community. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the distance between the range and the nearest community where the majority (more than 50%) of members/visitors reside. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  2. Range serves people of the local and regional community. Requests will be scored and ranked according to a ratio of existing and anticipated shooters (members and visitors) utilizing the range annually and the total population of the county. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  3. Range serves as host for a variety of designated shooting events. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the total number of existing and anticipated designated shooting events held annually. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  4. Range serves as host for a variety of educational shooting activities (e.g., 4-H, hunter education, and boy scouts) annually. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the total number of existing and anticipated educational shooting activities held annually. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  5. Range provides access to shooters. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which they provide public access for shooters. Ranges that are only open to members score lower than those ranges that are maintained and open to public use for a reasonable fee. (The maximum number of points is 20.)
  6. Proposed project improves accessibility for handicapped shooters. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which the project improves the accessibility of the site for handicapped shooters. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  7. Proposed project enhances the safety of the range. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which they enhance the safety of the range. Requests with purposes related to safety improvements rank higher than those whose purpose is not directly related to safety. (The maximum number of points is 20.)
  8. Proposed project mitigates environmental impacts associated with shooting activities. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which environmental impacts associated with existing and proposed shooting activities are minimized. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  9. Proposed project accommodates new or additional types of shooting activities. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which they add new shooting activities to the site (has to be a specifically designated shooting area). (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  10. Proposed project is a partnership with other organizations. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the degree to which additional funding sources have been secured. (The maximum number of points is 10.)
  11. Proposed project fulfills an unmet shooting need in the community. Requests will be scored and ranked according to the number and type of existing shooting ranges within the county and/or FWP administrative region. (The maximum number of points is 10.)