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April 21, 2023

Hunting Heritage Trust® Grants Applications Now Open

NGOs Can Apply for $100,000 in NSSF Awards; Focus on Non-traditional Participants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, has opened the application period for the 2023 Hunting Heritage Trust® Grants, offering a total of $100,000 in awards.

NSSF’s 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. As it did last year, NSSF will place an emphasis on programs that focus on increasing non-traditional participants.

Only project proposals submitted by and in the name of NGOs are eligible for funding. NSSF advises potential applicants to read the application guidelines carefully to fully understand which projects are, and are not, eligible for Hunting Heritage Trust Grant funding.

“We are excited to offer this new round of Hunting Heritage Trust Grants to encourage organizations to expand programs that facilitate participation among diverse groups in target shooting and hunting,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “We’ll be looking to reward programs that address the needs of this growing participant base. If you’ve got a program in mind that meets the grant guidelines, a Hunting Heritage Trust Grant can help get it off the ground.”

Grant applications must be submitted to NSSF by end of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) on May 12, 2023. All projects awarded grant funding in 2023 must be completed by March 10, 2024. Organizations are eligible for only one grant award from the Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program.

See the grant application guidelines and the grant proposal outline.


About NSSF
NSSF 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, visit


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