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The bulk of the $9,805 grant will provide free public access to the community archery park, located on Route 68 south of Urbana, and pay for recurring insurance fees and compatible restroom costs. ADA as well as additional safety nets.

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Champaign County Shooting Academy, Inc. received a Conservation Club grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division to fund public shooting programs through June 2023. The bulk of this grant from 9 $805 will provide free public access to the community archery park, located on Route 68 south of Urbana, and pay for recurring costs for insurance and ADA-compliant restroom facilities and safety nets additional targets. The remainder of the funds will support perennial training events, including a women-only shooting clinic, family archery clinic, 3D archery and pre-season shooting session. Funding for the Conservation Club Partnership Grant Program comes from revenue from licenses/permits and the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.

The ODNR Wildlife Conservation Division Competitive Partnership Grant Scheme is a program to encourage participation in wildlife-related recreational activities (fishing, hunting, trapping and shooting sports education) at the local. The participation of young people or people unfamiliar with wildlife-related recreation is emphasized. Projects focused on providing public access to property or facilities, educating and informing youth about safe participation in wildlife-related activities, developing long-term mentorship programs in the sports education in fishing, hunting and shooting are encouraged.

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Submitted by Champaign County Shooting Academy, Inc. The Academy was founded on October 3, 2017 as a non-profit charitable organization serving the Champaign County area. The mission of the Academy is to provide facilities to promote safety and archery training programs focusing on youth development organizations, competitive shooting opportunities, hunter education, access to disabled shooters and women’s programs. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status was approved on August 13, 2018. For more information, contact Ken McCabe at [email protected]

The bulk of the $9,805 grant will provide free public access to the community archery park, located on Route 68 south of Urbana, and pay for recurring insurance fees and compatible restroom costs. ADA as well as additional safety nets.

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