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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.

Notice of Modifications to Text of Proposed Regulations

Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code Section 11346.8 (C), and Section 44 of Title 1 of the California Code of Regulations, the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is providing notice of changes made to sections 4970.01, 4970.05, 4970.06.1, 4970.08, 4970.10.4, 4970.25.1, and 4970.25.3 of the proposed Regulations which were reviewed by the public during a 45-day comment period from June 19 to August 3, 2015, and the subject of public hearings on August 4 and 6, 2015. These changes are in response to the comments received regarding the proposed regulations.

       View the Modified Proposed Text

The proposed modified text will be available for public comment August 15 through August 29, 2015.  Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relative to the proposed rulemaking to the OHMVR Division at OHVinfo@parks.ca.gov. [8/14/15]

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The OHMVR Division has proposed revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was published by the Office of Administrative Law on June 19, 2015.

      Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The proposed revisions will be available for public comment June 19, 2015 through August 3, 2015. Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relative to the proposed rulemaking to the OHMVR Division at ohvinfo.ohv@parks.ca.gov.

Revised Documents to Rulemaking File
     Revised Initial Statement of Reason
     Project Agreement General Provisions - U.S. Forest Service Only
     Revised Project Agreement General Provisions - Local Agencies
     Revised Project Agreement General Provisions - Other Federal Agencies



Original Documents submitted with Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
      Text of the Proposed Regulations
      Initial Statement of Reasons
      Project Agreement General Provisions - BLM
      Project Agreement General Provisions - Other Federal Agencies
      Project Agreement General Provisions - Local Agencies
      Project Agreement General Provisions - Nonprofit
      Restoration Criteria Questions
      Soil Conservation Plan
      Payment Request Form - DPR 364

Additionally, the Division has scheduled two public hearings on the proposed rulemaking:

 August 4, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - Sacramento, California at OHMVR Division Headquarters:
        1725 23rd Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95816

 August 6, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - Bakersfield, California at Kern County Public Services Building:
         2700 M Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

  

Final Awards

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2014/2015 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.

2014/2015 Application Results:

  Division Factual Findings [posted 6/15/15]

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