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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.

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)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The OHMVR Division has proposed revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be 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.

      Text of the Proposed Regulations
      Initial Statement of Reasons

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