(1) As long as funds are sufficient to allocate grants to all eligible applicants, grants will be awarded beginning on July 1 of each year.
(2) When the department receives more eligible applications for grants than funds are available, the department may include, but is not limited to, the following criteria to disperse funds and approve grants:
(a) needs of the community determined by distance to applicant shooting range and annual club membership/range use;
(b) population of the county compared with numbers of shooting ranges allowing public use within the county;
(c) disabled accessibility to existing shooting range improved as a result of the proposed project;
(d) types of firearms and archery equipment that can be used at the proposed project;
(e) range safety improved as a result of the proposed project; and
(f) impacts to the human environment.