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2015-16 Upstate New York Friends of NRA - Projected Grant Awards
Investing in the Future of Shooting Sports! Preserving our Heritage of Freedom!

At the annual grant meeting of the Upstate New York Friends of NRA State Fund Committee, tasked with allocating the charitable funds raised at the 2015 upstate NY FNRA banquets, 99 applications seeking assistance for grassroots local programs were reviewed. After careful evaluation, 6 were declined and 93 of the grant requests were approved for some level of funding. Approximately $250,000 was allocated in support of these projects. All eligible categories were supported which include safety, education, youth and women programs, marksmanship training, conservation, charitable, law enforcement, and community service as they relate to the shooting sports and the public good. Representing their hometown areas from all over NYS, this charitable task was accomplished by outstanding NRA volunteers serving in the important role of Delegate.

This report lists the tentative results from the state level proceedings. The next step is the review and approvals of these state endorsed grant awards by the national NRA Foundation Board of Trustees. This can be a 3 to 6 month process based on the category and any additional procedural steps an application may require. If they all pass this next level of review then we will have another 90+% success rate year for our applicants. The average grant awarded will again be approx. $2,700 per project. It is quite a wide range from approx. $300 all the way up to the $5,000 level, all in support of a vast array of important local programs that take place all over upstate NY.

This is the most exciting program that the National Rifle Association has ever initiated to invigorate the expansion of the shooting sports and to support our heritage of freedom in our local communities as well as all across the rest of the country!

2016 will be an important year in many ways and will prove once again that great results always come from the mutually supportive partnerships between Friends of NRA Committee volunteers with 2nd Amendment supporting clubs and community-minded businesses and organizations; All joining together to prepare for the annual fundraising banquet which is the sole source of each of these amazing charitable dollars.

* Every single one of the charitable grant dollars awarded on this list all originated from the success of your Upstate NY Friends of NRA Banquets.

* Remember: FNRA Banquet Donations + Attendance = Grant $$ = Supporting the Future of the Shooting Sports and our Firearms Freedoms! Thank You!

The National Rifle Association continues to be the greatest friend that responsible, law abiding, American gun owners have ever had. For more information on volunteer opportunities, the Friends of NRA fundraising program and grant awards as well as other important NRA programs and services please contact your NRA Senior Field Representative: Upstate NY: Jay Rusnock, PO Box 943, Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590, 845-298-7233. jrusnock@nrahq.org, www.NRAFoundation.org, www.friendsofnra.org.

Thank you again!

4 H Yates County Shooting Sports; Penn Yan Yates County; 4-H Shooting Sports Program ; $1,807.73
Allegany County Pheasant Program Inc.; Belmont;  Raising pheasants for release to increase hunting opportunities; $3,250.00
American Legion Manny Bacon Post;  Hopewell Junction Support/Upgrade shooting sports, 1758, BSA Venture Crew 1758 activity for Venture Crew 1758;  $1,863.22
American Legion Post 113; Baldwinsville;  Post 113 Equipment improvements; $2,603.00
Baden-Powell Council, BSA; Binghamton; Purchase new shotguns and ammunition for Summer Camp Programs; $4,010.90
Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Baldwinsville; EYES OPEN Educate Youth Encourage Safe Operation Promote Effective Norms; $2,778.87
Bar-20 Cowboy Action Shooters; West Eaton; Series of open houses to promote Shooting Sports; $1,974.80
Binghamton Rifle Club; Binghamton; Junior Firearms Safety and Marksmanship Training; $1,760.04
Black Lake Fish & Game Association; Ogdensburg; Construct 20x60 Storage Building For Shooting Equipment and Targets; $1,000.00
Brewster Police Department; Brewster; Brewster Police Department Firearms Training and Qualification; $1,121.70
Bridgeport Rod and Gun Club; Bridgeport; Youth Trapshooting Program; $2,252.30
Busti Trap Club; Jamestown; Help support high School Trap Shooting Team; $2,997.50
Camillus Sportsmen's Club; Camillus; Camillus Youth Clay Targets Program promoting shotgun sports to youth;: $1,910.40

Camp Cherith of Western New York;  Hunt Safety Equipment; $1,970.95
Carroll Rod and Gun Club; Frewsburg; The Next Generation of Outdoor Sportsman and Firearm Handlers; $3,719.20

Cattaraugus-Little Valley Consolidated School District; Cattaraugus; The continuation of the CLV Trap Club; $3,765.50
Celeron Rod and Gun Club, Inc.; Celoron; Youth Trapshooting Program; $3,038.90
Chemung Rod & Gun Club; Breesport; 2016 YHEC support; $3,481.26
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan Liberty 4-H Shooting Sports: Equipment to facilitate firearm safety and marksmanship; $3,871.13
Cornell Cooperative Extension/Oswego County; Mexico; New firearms and equipment for safety purposes and program growth; $1,745.64
Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. Police Department; Cornwall-on-Hudson; Police Patrol Shotgun Grant; $1,251.44
Cuba Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Cuba; Upgrade Trap Machine; $5,017.00
Dewitt Fish and Game Club; Jamesville; Youth Skeet & Trap Shoot Training; $1,621.50
Dunham's Bay Fish and Game Club; Queensbury; Shooting Range Berm Construction, bullet retention and lead abatement/recycling process; $4,850.00
Eatonbrook Rod and Gun Club, Inc.; West Eaton; Facilities Upgrade; $4,195.29
El Camino Real Charter High School NJROTC; Syracuse; PSLA at Fowler Air Rifle Team; $3,165.84
Ellicottville Central School Trap; Ellicottville; Ellicottville High School Trap Shooting Team; $2,782.50
Erie County Federation of Sportsmens Clubs, Inc.; East Aurora; 4-H Pheasant raising project $1,500.00
Franklinville Conservation Club; Franklinville; Rifle/Pistol Range Improvements & Accessories, Archery Range Targets; $1,479.52
Franklinville Central Schools; Franklinville; Funds for the Franklinville Central Schools Youth Trap Shooters - Ammo; $2,997.50
Genesee Valley Rotary Camp, Inc.; Avon; Ammo and Arrows for Genesee Valle Rotary Camp;y $375.58
Genesee Conservation League, Inc.; Rochester; Request for Two New York State Compliant AR-15 Rifles; $3,275.87
Hague Fish & Game Club, Inc.; Hague; Skeet House and Thrower; $3,295.00
Holland Central School District; Holland; Holland Youth Trapshooting Club; $610.00
Holland Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Holland; Youth Trap Shooting; $2,641.00
Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club; Hudson Falls; New Skeet Field--Phase II increase shooting accommodations; $4,850.00
Hudson Falls Police Department; Hudson Falls; Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program Trailer Modifications for Mobile Education Display;  $5,000.00
Hudson Fish and Game Club, Inc.; Hudson; Indoor Range air quality and climate control improvements; $2,400.00
Hudson Valley Council, BSA; Newburgh Shooting Sports Equipment Upgrade for Camp Nooteeming; $2,182.89
Iroquois Sportsman's Club; Norwich; Safety & handicapped improvements to shooting ranges - Iroquois Sportsmen's Club; $4,041.20
John B. Lyman, Post 904, American Legion; Alexandria Bay; Additional & replacement equipment; $1,000.68
Kallicoontie Rod and Gun Club; Livingston; Kalicoontie NRA Day / Open House $1,966.94
Kinderhook Sportsmen's Club, Inc.;  Ghent; Trap House Building Repairs; $2,410.82
Longhouse Council, BSA; Syracuse; Combination trap and skeet range for Camp Woodland; $3,556.85
Lowville Police Department; Lowville; Purchase Patrol Rifle and Accessories; $2,080.00
Marbletown Sportsmen's Club; Stone Ridge; WOT Clinic & MSC Junior Sportsmen Programs - Education and Safety;  $1,445.85
Military History Society of Rochester; Rochester; Winchester World War One Trench Gun; $1,500.00
Monroe County Sheriff's Office; Rochester; MCSO Thermal Imager Project; $3,000.00
Mount Morris Sportsman's Club; Mt. Morris; Shells and targets for NH&F Day; $455.70
National Audubon Society Inc., DBA Audubon New York; Savannah; Youth Sportsman Summer Camps and Dinner & Hunts; $3,169.00
Nedrow Sportmen's Club Inc.; Marietta; Replacement of Clubhouse windows and insulation; $3,100.00
New Berlin Police Department; New Berlin; Ammunition and firearms related gear for patrol officers; $2,174.20
New York Youth Hunter Education Challenge Committee Inc./Sullivan's Sharpshooters Inc.; Wellsburg; Teaching the YHEC program. $3,380.88
Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs; Lewiston; Sporting Clays League; Trap loads for a 6 week league; $2,398.00
Niagara County Scope; Depew; Introducing women to shooting sports; $3,048.20
North Forest Rod & Gun Club; Lockport; Sporting Clays Range Improvements; $4,232.00
Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club; Rhinebeck; Facilities Improvements; $2,662.00
Oneida Rifle Club, Inc.; Oneida; Oneida Rifle Club's Junior League ammunition and equipment;  $1,433.00
ORLEANS COUNTY CLAY CRUSHERS; Albion; To provide ammunition to instruct youth in the shooting sports; $2,277.25
Oxford Rod and Gun Club; Oxford; Safety improvements to outdoor gun ranges at Oxford RGC; $4,000.00
Peterboro Conservation Club, Inc.; Canastota; Roof replacement on clubhouse; $2,585.40
Pheasants Forever Western New York Chapter #29; Williamsville; Pheasants Forever Annual Youth Hunt; $1,100.00
Philmont Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Philmont; Community Outreach for Shooting Education; $3,204.13
Pine City Sportsmen's Club; Pine City; Wall replacement and electric; $3,000.00
Pine Tree Rifle Club; Johnstown; Constructing a storage facility and extending the concrete benchrest platform; $3,500.00
Plattsburgh Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Plattsburgh; Equipment for adult and junior shooting program; $2,882.18
Portville Conservation Club; Portville; Portville Central School Scholastic Youth Trap Club; $2,697.75
Putnam County Fish & Game; Carmel; PCFGA Junior Program; $3,537.27
Randolph Rod and Gun Club, Inc.; Randolph; High school scholastic trap league funding for ammunition purchase; $3,237.30
Richburg Rod and Gun Club; Richburg; Teach firearm safety to school students through trap shooting; $2,398.00
Rip Van Winkle Council, BSA; Kingston; Camp Tri-Mount Sporting Clay and Archery Range Upgrade;  $4,998.33
Rockdale Rod & Gun Club; Mt. Upton; Improve outdoor range for safety and handicapped access at Rockdate RGC; $4,500.00
Seneca Waterways Council - BSA; Rochester; Shooting Sports Equipment Upgrades; $953.20
South Side Rod & Gun Club, Inc.; Hurley; Building the future. Increasing interest in the shooting sports; $1,278.24
Sullivan County Conservation Club, Inc.; Monticello; 2016 Summer Youth Shooting Program; $5,038.62
The Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Chenango County; Oxford; Youth Scholarships; $3,650.00
The Great Lot Sportsman's Club Corp.; Boonville; Great Lot Range gear and accessories; $2,097.70
The Sullivan Co Long Beards, NWTF; Parksville; Assist funding of guns & ammo for annual "Jake" event; $2,601.21
Tioga County Sportsmens Association; Owego; Pistol Pit Firing Line Covers; $5,000.00
Town of Cicero Police Department; Cicero; Cicero Police Patrol Rifle Program; $2,850.00
Town of Evans Police; Angola;Updated Weapons System; $2,110.08
Town of Fallsburg Police Department; South Fallsburg; Update Fallsburg Police Department bEquipment; $5,000.00
Tri-Village Rod & Gun Club; Valatie; 2016 Women's Shooting Program; $3,433.09
Trumansburg Fish & Game Club; Trumansburg; New Shotguns for shooting program; $1,842.60
Village of Monticello Police Department; Monticello; Taser upgrade; $3,599.80
Western New York Maritime Charter; Buffalo; Air Rifle Team Equipment Upgrades School; $3,740.65
Westfield Police Department; Westfield WPD Firearms Training & Qualification Program; $1,376.54

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