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Cowley County, KS - Public Gun Range

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We support the construction of a public firearm shooting range in Cowley County. As responsible citizens and firearm enthusiasts we believe that a public shooting range would allow a safe place for individuals to educate themselves and others, in addition to shooting their firearms. This would become a valuable community resource that promotes firearms training and safe use among local citizens.We feel a volunteer board of directors selected by the Cowley Commissioners would allow efficient operation of the facility.Additionally, this project could be eligible for NRA matching funds as listed below:

At the NRA's sole discretion, grants are awarded to qualifying city and county governments and state or federal agencies to assist with the acquisition, development, and improvement of public shooting facilities. Grants are also awarded to assist qualifying agencies or local governments with projects designed to improve community relations and to address environmental issues related to range operations.

Eligible Applicants:

An applicant may be any city or county government or state or federal agency that plans to build or improve, or is currently building or improving, public ranges, and is able to provide proof of ability to 100% match awarded funding in revenue, labor, equipment, materials, etc. to ensure the project's completion.

Generally, grants are awarded on a 50-50 matching basis with 50% of the cost of the project being provided by the applicant and 50% awarded from the NRA Public Range Fund. In-kind services of labor, materials, and equipment may be considered to provide the applicant's 50% contribution to the project.

For projects where Pittman-Robertson Funds are being used, the applicant's share will be 75% of the project, with the remaining 25% coming from the NRA Public Range Fund.


We the undersigned, respectfully request that the Cowley County Commission consider constructing a Public Firearm Range within Cowley County, Kansas.

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