Two grants are available to develop and support Iowa’s shooting sports programs.

2011 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Grant Program

The purpose of the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Grant program is to help establish and commit school-based clay target shooting programs in the state of Iowa. Successful applicants will be eligible for 50 percent match funding for up to $5,000 per year for two consecutive years. After two years of consecutive funding, organizations are not eligible to re-apply.

The number of grants issued and amounts each year will be dependent on funding available to Iowa SCTP, Inc., the number of applicants, total grant score and the strength and feasibility of each application as determined by the Iowa SCTP, Inc. board of directors.

Grant eligibility will be limited to Iowa-based public or private high schools and middle schools that are entering their first, second or third year of participation in the 2012 Iowa High School and Scholastic Clay Target Program season. Non-profit corporations may apply on behalf of the school. Grant applications must be received by December 1. More information is available online at

Iowa DNR Clay Target Trap Grant Program

Applications for clay target trap machine grants opened on September 1. Public and private schools or shooting facilities/teams in Iowa sponsoring Iowa High School and Scholastic Clay Target Program (IAHS/SCTP) may apply. Applicants must apply for funds for the purposes of acquiring clay target trap machines approved for use in the IAHS/SCTP (trap, skeet and/or sporting clays). Trap machines must be made available to IAHS/SCTP teams, and IAHS/SCTP teams will have priority over all other users. Grantees agree to maintain teams and the equipment for five years.

Up to $40,000 will be available in the 2012 fiscal year. Grant applications will be ranked according to potential project impact, need, past participation in Iowa DNR activities, and other criteria as listed in this application document.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee, and the committee will make all decisions regarding funding. Applications (one original and five copies) are due on or before November 18. More information is available online at

For more information, contact Ben Berka, Shooting Sports Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-281-0140.

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