Archery Equipment Grants
The DNR is currently offering archery equipment kit grants to schools. The 50% matching equipment grants are available on a limited basis to schools who adopt the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Equipment grants will be limited to one grant per school district. To qualify for a grant a school must take the following steps:
1. Retain a teacher on staff who is a certified NASP Basic Archery Instructor.
2. Provide 50% of the cost (approximately $1,356) in matching dollars to the DNR by submitting a donation form.
3. The BAI instructor and the principal must sign a DNR Archery Equipment Grant Agreement.
Grant Agreement Guidelines
A. The School will retain on staff an instructor qualified to teach the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery unit curriculum. The instructor must have successfully completed the Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) training course and maintain active certification.
B. The archery unit curriculum will be taught during school hours in 4th thru 12th grades, or a combination thereof, respectively, on a yearly basis for a minimum of five (5) years;
C. The archery equipment will be used (at minimum) for the purpose of in-school archery instruction. The equipment may also be utilized for after-school archery clubs, school archery leagues, 4-H archery programs, summer outdoor archery programs or other community archery programs, as needed.
D. The school archery program instructor agrees to properly maintain and/or replace worn out or damaged archery equipment.
E. The school archery program instructor agrees to administer a student survey and/or complete an instructor survey after the completion of each archery unit instruction and submit to the Department for program evaluation purposes.
F. All of the archery equipment listed above will be returned to the Department if the archery program is no longer implemented at the school during the normal school day, or if the School fails to retain a school instructor on staff who has completed the formal archery instructor training course, as outlined in paragraph A.
For more information regarding archery equipment kit grants please contact DNR Archery Education Coordinator Kathy Garland at 517-241-9477 or GarlandK3@michigan.gov.