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Capital Improvements and National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation State Fund Grant Funding - Illinois – South IL

Grants to Southern Illinois Nonprofits and Government Entities
to Promote Marksmanship, Hunting Safety, and Responsible Firearms Use

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/24/19

Description:

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Grants averaging just over $4,500 to Southern Illinois nonprofit organizations and government entities including public schools, colleges, and law enforcement agencies for projects that promote and encourage shooting range activities, hunting safety, and responsible firearms use. Funding is also available for capital improvements.

Funding is available for two types of grant requests:

The State Fund Grant Program

The State Fund Grant Program allows The Foundation to provide supplies, equipment, and financial support to a variety of qualified groups and programs at the local level; geared towards youth, women, law enforcement, veterans, the disabled, and the general public, including:

  • General Shooting Programs
  • Competitive Shooting
  • Education, Training, and Safety
  • Hunting and Conservation
  • Community Outreach
  • Range Improvement Projects
  • Historical and Technological Education

Capital Improvements and NRA Foundation State Fund Grant Funding

Capital Improvement Projects:

Any request to support a project that seeks to improve a facility is considered a capital improvement. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Berm improvements
  • Clubhouse/Classroom facility improvements
  • Shelter structures/covered firing lines/pavilions
  • Road improvements
  • Commercial-grade trap machines 
  • Any other permanent improvement to an organization’s property or facility

Grant Requests which include Trap Machines:

The NRA Foundation considers requests for certain trap machines to be a capital improvement to the facility. Specifically, requests for commercial grade trap machines that are designed to be a permanent fixture at a facility (regardless of their portability).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182021

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards vary greatly based on project and the State Fund area. Across the country, the average State Fund grant award is valued at just over $4,500.

Term of Contract:

The grant does not support multi-year funding of projects. Requests must be submitted for consideration each year for that year’s costs only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

All applying organizations must possess a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service and be an/a:
- IRS 501 (c) recognized entity (must submit IRS Determination Letter with application)
Or
- Federal, State or local government entity (law enforcement, public school, college)
Or
- State-recognized nonprofit organization (must submit copy of state nonprofit registration)

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, or any other class protected by applicable law. 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:
- Labor organizations
- Private businesses and enterprises, including LLCs
- Organizations or groups that do not have a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service
- Friends of NRA Committees or NRA Foundation State Fund Committees
- Individuals
- Organizations or groups which have not completed final report requirements from previously-awarded NRA Foundation grants may submit an application. However, no awards will be made until all outstanding requirements have been satisfied.

The following types of projects or items are among those not eligible for State Fund grant funding:
- Deficit financing i.e. payment for something already purchased, work already started or completed, or reimbursement for an event that has already taken place prior to grant approval by the Foundation
- Projects for commercial ventures, i.e., private businesses
- Projects that require membership in the NRA or in the applying club or group
- Administrative fees, office overhead, advertising, insurance, postage or other similar charges
- Computers, laptops, televisions
- Multi-year funding of projects: Requests must be submitted for consideration each year for that year’s costs only
- Raffle items or similar prizes of material value

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Applications for capital improvements for non-government, non-501(c)(3) organizations will be asked to submit letters from benefiting organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, FFA, law enforcement, ROTC or other military units, recognized charities, governmental entities, or other 501(c)(3) or equivalent organizations

FAQs: https://www.nrafoundation.org/grants/frequently-asked-questions/
Grant Guidelines: https://www.nrafoundation.org/grants/state-fund-grant-guidelines/
Capital Improvements: https://www.nrafoundation.org/grants/capital-improvements/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://ge.nrafoundation.org/grants-eligibility.aspx

If you have questions as to whether a project or program qualifies contact:
grantprogram@nrahq.org

For grant questions, contact:
800-554-9498
nraf@nrahq.org

NRA Field Representative
Jeffrey White
jwhite@nrahq.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: All Counties south of US Hwy 136, and including Adams, Champaign, DeWitt, Logan, Mason, Piatt, Schuyler, and Vermillion Counties

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