College Shooting Sports Initiative Grant

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$175,000 Available to College Shooting Clubs and Teams

Submit your grant proposal today!

Attention Coaches and Shooters:

The time has come to submit your grant proposal for this year’s Collegiate Shooting Sports Challenge Grant Program.

A total of $175,000 will be available to qualified colleges and universities to implement or support their shooting clubs or teams. Of this amount, each selected grant applicant is eligible to receive up to a maximum of $7,500 in grant funding from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

Last year, NSSF awarded more than $100,000 to colleges to promote recreational shooting on and around campuses across the country. Grants were issued to 15 colleges and universities, from prominent Harvard to smaller schools like Fort Hays State University in Kansas, with awards ranging from $4,000 to $7,500 per school. Some colleges used their grants as seed funding to launch new shooting clubs and teams; other schools will use their funds to expand existing programs and publicize them on campus by developing websites and hosting “fun shoots.”

Colleges that were awarded grants last year, as well as those that were not, are eligible and encouraged to submit or re-submit grant proposals for this season’s program.

Click here for more details on the grant guidelines.

View an example of a grant proposal.

The deadline to submit grant proposals is Sept. 17. If anyone has trouble meeting this deadline, contact NSSF’s Zach Snow at or 203-426-1320 (ext. 224) to request an extension.