Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program

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 or state recognized Native American Tribes, Certified Community Conservation Corps 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.

Grants Program – Quick Reference

To assist new and prospective Applicants/Grantees become more familiar with the Grants Program, the Grants Unit has put together a series of “quick reference” informational videos.  These videos are a great place to start if you are looking for some foundational information about the Grants Program:

Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Program Overview)

Project Type Overview:

Operation and Maintenance – What is…Ground Operations

Operation and Maintenance – What is…Acquisition

Operation and Maintenance – What is…Development

Operation and Maintenance – What is…Planning

Restoration – What is…Restoration

Education and Safety – What is…Education and Safety

Law Enforcement – What is…Law Enforcement

2021 (G21) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshop Videos

Day 1 Video

Day 2 Video

Updated Grants Team Responses to Workshop Questions

2021 (G21) GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 6 – 7, 2021
Virtual OHV Grants Program workshop
  • January 11, 2021
Grant application process begins – Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division’s website
  • March 1, 2021
Preliminary applications are due by 5:00pm
  • March 2, 2021 to May 3, 2021
Public review and comment period
  • June 7, 2021
Final applications are due by 5:00pm
  • June and July 2021
OHMVR Division review of final applications
  • August 2, 2021
Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website
  • August 3, 2021 to September 1, 2021
Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period
  • September 2, 2021
Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

 

2021 (G21) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations

The Office of Administrative Law approved amendments to the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division’s Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations.

Amendments to the regulations apply to the G21 grants cycle starting in January 2021.

 

2019/2020 GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM – FINAL AWARDS

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2019/2020 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.

2019/2020 Application Results:

California Grants Portal