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Intent to Award for the 2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle. 

This Notice of Intent to Award is subject to execution of a project agreement. This notice does NOT constitute the formation of a contract between the OHMVR Division and the apparent successful applicant.

Applicants have the right to appeal the Intent to Award within 30 calendar days from the posting of this notice. The grounds for an appeal and process to appeal are contained in Section 4970.17 of the 2008 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations (Rev. 1/18).

The Intent to Award is based on the Governor's 2018/2019 proposed budget. Any changes to the Governor's proposed budget may necessitate the revision of the beginning balance accordingly.

Application Results

Factual Findings

Operation and Maintenance: 

Ground Operations

Education and Safety
Law Enforcement

United States Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management

[Posted 6/4/2018]

[Updated 6/12/2018]

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is proposing revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published by the Office of Administrative Law on April 20, 2018.

(Click here to view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)

The proposed revisions will be available for public comment April 20, 2018 through June 4, 2018. Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments to relative to the proposed rulemaking to the OHMVR Division.

Additionally, the Department has scheduled two public hearings on the proposed rulemaking. The first hearing will be held in Bakersfield on June 5th, 2018.
The meeting will commence at 3:00 p.m.

The location of the first hearing is:

Kern County Public Services Building
2700 M Street
Bakersfield, CA

The second public hearing on the proposed rulemaking will be held in Sacramento on June 7th, 2018. The meeting will commence at 3:00pm.

The location of the second hearing is:

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Headquarters
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816

(Click here to view the text of the proposed Regulations)
(Click here to view the proposed Documents Incorporated by Reference)
(Click here to view the Initial Statement of Reasons)

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Overview

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) provides for well managed off-highway vehicle recreation in the State of California by providing financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes, and nonprofit entities.

The Grants Program supports the planning, acquisition, development, maintenance, administration, operation, enforcement, restoration, and conservation of trails, trailheads, areas, and other facilities associated with the use of off-highway motor vehicles, and programs involving off-highway motor vehicle safety or education.

The 2017/18 Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program

The public review and comment period for the 2017/18 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program ended on April 2, 2018.

Public comments made to applicants may be viewed on the Division Website by clicking on the “Public Comments to Preliminary Applications” currently on the Grants webpage. Additionally, the public will be able to view the OHMVR Division comments to applicants by clicking on “Division Comments to Preliminary Applications” once they become available on the Grants webpage. The OHMVR Division comments will be available for viewing the week of April 16, 2018.

During the next phase of the grants cycle, applicants will finalize their application taking into consideration comments made to them by the public and the OHMVR Division.

 Important dates:

  • Application final filing date – May 7, 2018.
  • Intent to Award will be posted on the Division Website – Monday, June 4, 2018.
  • Appeal period – Thirty (30) calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division Website.

2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshops

Workshops for the current Grant Cycle were held the week of January 8, 2018. Below you may find the presentation slideshows and the Application checklists as a resource.

Presentation Slideshows

2017/2018 Grants Cycle - Important Dates

January 8-12, 2018 Grants Program Workshops
Monday, January 8, 2018 Grant application process begins. Application materials are available on the OHMVR Division's website.
Monday, March 5, 2018 Preliminary applications are due by 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to
Monday, April 2, 2018
Public review and comment period.
Monday, May 7, 2018 Final applications are due.
May 2018 OHMVR Division review of final applications.
Monday, June 4, 2018 Application Results / Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals.