Elkhorn, Neb. (June 2022) – Youth Shooting programs across the country now have an opportunity to acquire shooting equipment quicker due to a change in grant reviews by the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA).
Because of high demand for equipment from youth shooting sports leaders nationwide, the YSSA has restructured its grant review process to quarterly, rather than annually. This allows youth programs to adjust their equipment requests based on real-time data.
YSSA Executive Director Cyndi Flannigan noted, “Equipment grants will continue to be approved based on program length, overall participants, product availability and the viability of each program. As before, we will do everything possible to ensure each program receives as much product as they have requested.”
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the industry and youth shooting sports across the country by providing quality equipment for youth shooting programs. Some items are on loan to the programs (i.e., firearms and archery equipment), while other equipment is donated, such as hearing and eye protection, targets and similar soft goods.
“Thanks to generous support from the shooting sports industry, we’re well-suited to provide quality equipment to youth programs,” Flannigan said. “It’s our mission to provide safe, reliable equipment to young shooters so they have a positive experience with the sport.”
For a full list of items available for both loan and donation, see the grant application available at www.youthssa.com.
The Youth Shooting Sports Alliance was founded in 2007, an offshoot of the National 4-H Youth Shooting Sports program. To date, the YSSA has loaned and donated equipment to youth programs across the country, benefitting more than 120,000 youth.