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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.

Intent to Award -- Grants Program 2016/2017

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2016/2017 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. 1/16).

The Intent to Award is based on the Governor's 2017/2018 proposed budget.  Any changes to the Governor's proposed budget may necessitate the revision of the beginning balance accordingly.

Factual Findings

Application Results

Operation and Maintenance:
     Ground Operations


Education and Safety

Law Enforcement:
     United States Forest Service
     Bureau of Land Management

2016/2017 Grant Cycle - Important Dates

Monday, June 5, 2017 Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division website
30 calendar days Appeal period - 30 calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division website


Recreation Trail Program 2016 Grant Cycle

It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2016 Motorized Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Cycle.  The 2016 cycle will open on Monday, October 3, 2016.
The 2016 RTP application must be completed through the On-Line Grants Application (OLGA).  You will need to complete and submit a Project Director Request, selecting RTP as the Grant Category and RTP 16 for the Grant Program. If you are new to OLGA please click here for the “Getting Started” document to assist you with the process.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on November 23, 2016.

     •   Download OLGA instructions