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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.

2014/2015 Grants

It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2014/15 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle. Workshops for the upcoming grant cycle are scheduled for the week of January 12, 2015.

The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California and one held in Northern California, will be two full-day sessions. Please download the agenda for the information on the workshops

Applicants may attend one or both days of the OHV Grants Program workshop. Although attendance is not required to participate in the OHV Grants Program, the OHMVR Division encourages applicants to attend, as the workshop provides valuable information.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:

Date:                Monday, January 12, 2015
                        Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Where:            Doubletree Inn
                        222 North Vineyard Avenue
                        Ontario, CA 91764-4431
                        Phone (909) 937-0900

Date:             Thursday, January 15, 2014
                     Friday, January 16, 2014
Where:          Lions Gate Hotel
                     3410 Westover Street
                     North Highlands, CA 95652
                     Phone (866) 258-5651

Note:  Download the schedule for agenda information.

Individuals attending the first day of the workshop should bring a laptop as the session will include “hands-on” instructions for navigating the On-line Grant Application (OLGA).

Please RSVP your workshop attendance via email to   Please include the following information in your email:

   1. Name of attendee(s)
   2. Agency
   3. Phone Number(s)
   4. Date(s) of attendance

Please submit your RSVP by close of business Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Updates regarding the workshops will be provided as necessary on the OHMVR Division’s website.

2014/2015 Grant Cycle – Important Dates

 January 12 – 16, 2015:  OHV Grant Program workshops
 Monday, January 12, 2015:  Grant application process begins- Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division’s website
 Monday, March 2, 2015:  Preliminary applications are due
 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 to  Monday, April 6, 2015:  Public review and comment period 
 Monday, May 4, 2015:   Final applications are due
 May 2015:   OHMVR Division review of final applications
 Monday, June 1, 2015:   Application Results - Intent to Award posted on  the OHMVR Division’s website.
 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to Tuesday, July 2, 2015:  Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period
 Friday, July 3, 2015:  Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

2013/2014 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2013/2014 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grant cycle.

All funding categories are now final. Upon approval of Projects by the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, the OHMVR Division will begin to prepare and execute project agreements.  The project agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of each project.  No project may proceed until a fully executed project is in place. [Updated 7/16/14]

2013/2014 Application Results

Division Factual Findings

 Operation and Maintenance (Final Awards)
 Restoration (Final Awards)
 Education and Safety (Final Awards - Revised)
 Law Enforcement
         Local (Final Awards)
         United States Forest Service (Final Awards)
         Bureau of Land Management (Final Awards)