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April 25, 2022

Application Period Open for $100,000 in NSSF Hunting Heritage Trust Grants

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, The Trade Association for the Firearm Industry, is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2022 Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program featuring $100,000 in awards is open.

The Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program is designed to support recruitment efforts benefitting hunting and the shooting sports. Qualified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may apply for a portion of this year’s $100,000 grant total, to be used to support recruitment, retention and reactivation programs, known collectively as R3 efforts.

In its grant award process, NSSF will place an emphasis this year on programs assisting non-traditional participants.

“We encourage eligible organizations to apply for assistance with this new round of Hunting Heritage Trust grants,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President & CEO. “With an increase in firearm sales and also interest in hunting and recreational shooting among diverse, non-traditional audiences, we’ll be focusing on assisting programs that address the needs of this growing participant base. If you’ve got a program in mind that meets the criteria, one of these grants can help get it off the ground.”

Grant applications may be submitted only by and in the name of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) seeking funding for hunting and shooting sports R3 efforts. Project proposals from organizations other than non-NGOs will not be accepted. All grant applications must be submitted to NSSF by May 13, 2022, for consideration. All projects awarded grant funding in 2022 must be completed by March 10, 2023. Organizations are eligible for only one grant award from the Grant Program.

The complete grant application criteria are available here.

NSSF asks organizations to read the criteria closely to understand what projects are, and are not, eligible for Hunting Heritage Program grant funding.


About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to


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