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Sheriff Blaise Smith Announces NRA Grant


St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith Announces NRA Grant

Sheriff Blaise Smith announces that the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office was awarded a grant from the National Rifle Association in the amount of $3,075 for training ammunition.

The St. Mary Parish Regional Training Academy is currently in session and some of the ammunition will be used for firearms training with Academy cadets as well as ongoing training with deputies.

The NRA Foundation has awarded more than $426 million in grants since 1990. They provide financial support to eligible projects, programs and organizations through its Grant Program.

Each year, volunteer committees from across the country tirelessly raise charitable dollars and generous donors make gifts that are in turn awarded as grants in support of educational and public service programs relating to the shooting sports in our communities.

The general focus of Foundation grants is to:

  • Promote, advance and encourage firearms, shooting sports and hunting safety
  • Educate individuals with respect to firearms, firearms history, participation in the shooting sports, hunting safety, and marksmanship
  • Conduct research in furtherance of improved firearms safety and marksmanship facilities and techniques

Sheriff Smith thanks the NRA for the Grant Award.


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St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office