The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has great news for NRA Families both now and future: The application process for the 2021 round of the Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program is now open for application. The Hunting Heritage Trust Grant is just one of the ways NSSF supports what we in the business call "R3."
That stands for three R's: recruitment, retention and reactivation. All that means is that America's hunters and shooters should be working to Recruit new hunters and shooters; Retain the ones we already have; and Reactivate people who used to enjoy the shooting sports (and would be willing to do so again, if conditions are right).
The Hunting Heritage Trust Grant Program was created to bolster that R3 charge. There are $100,000 up for grabs in grants. If your organization or club meets eligibility requirements, you just may be able to take some back to enrich the hunting lands and opportunities in your area.
Grant applications may be submitted by and in the name of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking funding for hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts. All grant applications must be submitted to NSSF by May 21, 2021, for consideration. All projects awarded grant funding in 2021 must be completed by March 10, 2022. Organizations are eligible for only one grant award from the Grant Program. The complete grant application criteria are viewable here.
“In the past year, we’ve seen major increases in purchases of firearms and hunting licenses, particularly by non-traditional groups and for youth, and I encourage organizations to use these Hunting Heritage Trust Grants to leverage this trend to establish solid foundations for our sports for the future,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “We are pleased that the Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program has helped some excellent programs develop to build participation in hunting and recreational shooting, and we encourage eligible organizations to apply for assistance with this new round of grants,” continued Bartozzi. “The grants are designed to help produce tangible, measurable results in models of success that can be used to the benefit of our entire industry as well as hunters and target shooters.”