Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program

The summary for the Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program: The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, 50 Stat. 917 as amended; 16 U.S.C. 669-669b, 669-669k, now known as the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, was approved by Congress on September 2, 1937, and began functioning July 1, 1938. The purpose of this Act was to provide funding for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation, and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects. The Act was amended on October 23, 1970, to include funding for hunter safety programs and the development or the operation and maintenance of firearm and archery ranges. Congress saw a need for additional funds to support hunter education and shooting range development, if States were to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Congressional Resource Committee had broad support from sportsmen⿿s organizations who stated that States were not using their possible allotments to support these programs or there was not a consistent level of effort to further the future of hunting. As a result, Congress passed the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000 and as part of this Act created the Firearm and Bowhunter Education and Safety Program (Section 10) to address these concerns. The passage of Section 10 set aside $7.5 million in 2001 and 2002 and $8 million thereafter to ⿿enhance⿝ existing hunter education or shooting range programs. States may use the funds apportioned to them under Section 10 to:1. Enhance programs for hunter education, hunter development, and firearm and archery safety. Hunter-development programs introduce individuals to and recruit them to take part in hunting, bow hunting, target shooting, or archery.2. Enhance interstate coordination of hunter-education and firearm- and archery- range programs.3. Enhance programs for education, safety, or development of bow hunters and archers.4. Enhance construction and development of firearm and archery ranges.5. Update safety features of firearm and archery ranges. Section 10 funds supplement, not replace Section 4(c) Hunter Education funds, thereby enhancing a State⿿s hunter education and safety program. The following are some examples of eligible activities:1. Training participants in the safe and proficient use of hunting equipment, hunter responsibility, principles of wildlife management, wildlife identification, and firearms handling;2. Constructing facilities, such as classrooms, shooting ranges, and other support facilities needed for instruction purposes;3. Gathering information to help develop, implement, and evaluate hunter education and safety grants; 4. Providing training in trapper education as it relates to safety, responsibility, humane trapping methods, and avoidance of nontarget species, and development of trapping skills; and5. Communicating information about WSFR grant funded hunter education and recreational shooting sports activities.
Federal Grant Title: Firearm and Bow Hunter Safety and Education Program
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: F17AS00037
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.626
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 31st, 2017
Original Application Deadline: August 31st, 2017
Posted Date: November 29th, 2016
Creation Date: November 29th, 2016
Archive Date: December 29th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $0
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: November 29th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.grants.gov
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Fiscal Officer Judy Driscoll 413 253-8409
Judy_Driscoll@fws.gov

Judy_Driscoll@fws.gov
Similar Government Grants
Region 6 Enhanced Hunter Education and Safety Program
Region 7 Enhanced Hunter Education and Safety Program- State Fish and Wildlife Agency Only
R8 - Enhanced Hunter Education and Safety Program - State Fish and Wildlife Agencies Only
R1 - Enhanced Hunter Education and Safety Program - State Fish & Wildlife agencies only
Region 3 Section 10 Hunter Education Grant Program (TO STATE F&G AGENCIES ONLY)
More Grants from the Fish and Wildlife Service
Arctic Goose Joint Venture Notice of Funding Opportunity – Fiscal Year 2020
FY21 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants
NAWCA FY21 U.S. Small Grants
Implementation of the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Action Plan (QZAP) in the Western United Sta...
FY 2021 Clean Vessel Act (CVA)

FederalGrants.com is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, any government agency. Copyright ©2007-2020 FederalGrants.com