PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT PRIOR TO COMPLETING A GRANT APPLICATION. THIS DOCUMENT DETAILS SITUATIONS WHERE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED AS A RESULT OF A FAILURE TO PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION OR MEET CERTAIN CRITERIA. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS REJECTED, YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO APPLY AGAIN.
If you have additional questions, contact the Grant Department at 1-800-554-9498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following guidelines govern the award of all State Fund Committee grants made under the auspices of the Friends of NRA program.
These grants are awarded for qualifying projects or activities that promote firearms and hunting safety, enhance the marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context, or contribute to the general well being of the public at large. NRA Foundation State Fund Committee grants benefit a variety of constituencies including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers, hunters, and competitive teams.
An applicant may be any organization, association, or other entity with a unique federal employer identification number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Eligible organizations or groups may apply for a NRA Foundation State Fund Committee grant for a qualifying project or activity. Eligibility is determined solely by the Foundation.
Applicants shall not discriminate against any member, person, or other user of its facilities or equipment on the basis of age, race, color, sex, or national origin. Applicants are not required to be members of or have association with the NRA to receive funds under this grant program.
The following organizations are not eligible for grants:
Grant requests must conform to, and foster the purposes in, The NRA Foundation's Articles of Incorporation and mission statement. These purposes are as follows:
The following activities or projects are not eligible for funding:
If funds are awarded in one year, there is no guarantee of funding in subsequent years.
All requested information and documentation must be provided at the time of application. A failure to provide all requested information and documentation may result in the rejection of your grant application.
For grant applications to be considered they must be received by the Foundation prior to the application deadline set for that state.
Please feel free to contact the Grant Department with questions about qualifying projects at 1-800-554-9498 or email@example.com. However, the application cannot be considered until it is submitted online. You will receive an email notice confirming the successful submission of your proposal.
The initial review and approval of a grant application will be made by your local State Fund Committee. State Fund Committees are made up of qualified individuals appointed by the Foundation from individuals nominated by Friends of NRA event committees. State Fund Committee Members are appointed pursuant to, and governed by, Operational Procedures for Friends of NRA. One State Fund Committee represents the interests of each state or region that submitted grant applications to the Foundation.
Once applications have been recommended for funding by the State Fund Committee, the NRA Foundation will conduct the final review process. If additional information or documentation is needed to complete this process, you will be contacted. Applicants that make it through this process require a final vote by the Foundation's Board of Trustees. After final approval, the Grant Department will notify the applicant of the grant award.
All organizations or groups awarded grants by the Foundation must complete and return to the Grant Department a Final Report detailing and accounting for how grant funds were spent. Grant funds may only be expended in furtherance of the project documented on the grant application. Final reports should be complete and include copies of receipts for items purchased with grant funds. Any unused funds must be returned to the Foundation and may not be retained for other use.
Failure to submit the Final Report on a timely basis or expending grant funds for purposes other than those for which they were sought will preclude the award of further grants to the grant recipient, in addition, the Foundation reserves the right to and will demand return of grant funds not spent for the purposes for which the grant was awarded. Such demand may include the initiation of legal proceedings, where appropriate, to recover misused funds. Unused grant funds should be returned to the Foundation so that they may be made available to other applicants.
If you are applying for a grant to improve or otherwise enhance your range, you must complete and submit the Range Grant Application. A failure to complete and submit the correct application may result in rejection of the application.
Applications from sportsman's clubs and ranges will be evaluated and treated in the same manner as applications from any other entities. Proposed projects must promote an allowable 501(c) (3) purpose as set forth above. Applications from clubs or ranges requesting improvements to ranges must demonstrate how the proposed project will benefit the public at large. Applications for range or club improvements must contain letters of support from such organizations as the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H, FFA, law enforcement, ROTC or other military units, recognized charities, governmental entities, or other 501(c) (3) or equivalent organizations demonstrating how those organizations will benefit from this grant and that the improvements sought are necessary and required for those organizations to continue to use, or get more use out of, the facilities. Applicants must provide a minimum of three (3) such letters detailing the public benefit or the application for funding may be denied. Applicants are encouraged to provide a letter from each such organization that uses the facilities. The more an applicant demonstrates the public benefit, the easier it will be to approve the grant.
Applications from clubs or ranges that describe how the project will benefit club members, NRA members, or potential members will be rejected.