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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.

2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshop Information

It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2017/2018 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle.  The  workshops scheduled for the week of January 8, 2018, will get you ready, prepared, and informed for the upcoming OHV grants cycle.

The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California (Bakersfield) and one held in Northern California (Sacramento), will be two full-day sessions. Please see the attached agenda for the information on the workshops.

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

NOTE: There will not be extensive hotel Wi-Fi capabilities as the OLGA portion of the workshop is not being conducted this year. Participants will be able to use the hotel’s free Wi-Fi however, capabilities will be limited. In addition, attendees are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations.

The locations for the workshops are as follows:


Dates: Monday, January 8, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 323-1900


Dates: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018

Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street
North Highlands, CA 95652

Phone: (866) 258-5651

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 on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Download the Workshop Agenda.

2017/2018 Grants Cycle - Important Dates

January 8-12, 2018 Grants Program Workshops
Monday, January 8, 2018 Grant application process begins. Application materials are available on the OHMVR Division's website.
Monday, March 5, 2018 Preliminary applications are due by 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to
Monday, April 2, 2018
Public review and comment period.
Monday, May 7, 2018 Final applications are due.
May 2018 OHMVR Division review of final applications.
Monday, June 4, 2018 Application Results / Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals.


Contingency List (Operation and Maintenance) -- Grants Program 2016/2017

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division announces its Contingency List (Operations and Maintenance) for the 2016/2017 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grant cycle.

As allowed in Public Resource Code section 5090.50(b)(1)(D), any unencumbered funds under the Operations and Maintenance category may be used in future grant cycles for purposes consistent with this category. The OHMVR Division established this list through the competitive 2016/2017 grant cycle process and are projects that fell below the grant funding availability as published in the 2016/17 Final Awards.

Projects on this list may be awarded during the duration of this list as funds become available from the G14 grant cycle. Upon the availability of funds, projects will be funded in order of score until all funds are exhausted. This list expires at 5:00pm Pacific Time on January 5, 2018.

If funding becomes available for any project(s) within this list and upon approval of project(s) by the Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation, the OHMVR Division will 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.