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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.

2015/2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2015/16 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle.

This Notice of Intent to Award is subject to execution of a project agreement. This notice does NOT constitute the formation of a contract between the OHMVR Division and the apparent successful applicant. 

Applicants have the right to appeal the Intent to Award within 30 calendar days from the posting of this notice. The grounds for an appeal and process to appeal are contained in Section 4970.17 of the 2008 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations (Rev. 1/16).

The Intent to Award is based on the Governor's 2016/17 proposed budget.  Any changes to the Governor's proposed budget may necessitate the revision of the beginning balance accordingly.

Application Results

Operation and Maintenance
     Ground Operations
Education and Safety
Law Enforcement
     United States Forest Service
     Bureau of Land Management

Recreation Trail Program (RTP) Recommended Funding List

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its RTP recommendations for $5.7 million in funding for twenty eight (28) motorized projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) RTP. 

The federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Authorization provides funding for the RTP.  Eligible applicants include cities, counties, districts, state agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations with management responsibilities of public lands.  FHWA must approve project recommendations before California State Parks can execute grant contracts.  Prior to forwarding these projects to FHWA, each must comply with the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 (Section 106), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and be listed on the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP).

  Download the RTP Recommendation List (PDF)