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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.

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)

2015/2016 Grants Program

It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2015/16 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle. Workshops for the upcoming grant cycle are scheduled for the week of January 11, 2016.

The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California and one held in Northern California, will be two full-day sessions. Please download the agenda for the information on the workshops.

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

NOTE: There is a slight change in the agenda for this years’ workshop. Those interested in only law enforcement projects will not need to attend the second day as all the information you need is covered on the first day. Additionally, there are changes to the regulations that will be discussed.

The schedule for the workshop is as follows:


Date: Monday, January 11, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Where: Doubletree Inn
222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764-4431
Phone: (909) 937-0900
Note: Download agenda


Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Where: Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street
North Highlands, CA 95652
Phone: (866) 258-5651
Note: Download agenda

Individuals attending the first day of the workshop should bring a laptop as the session will include “hands-on” instructions for navigating the On-line Grant Application (OLGA).

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 Thursday, January 6, 2016.

Updates regarding the workshops will be provided as necessary on the OHMVR Division’s website at

2015/2016 Grant Cycle - Important Dates

January 11-15, 2016 OHV Grant Program Workshops
Monday, January 11, 2016 Grant application process begins. Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division's website.
Monday, March 7, 2016 Preliminary applications are due.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 to Monday, April 4, 2016 Public review and comment period.
Monday, May 2, 2016 Final applications are due.
May 2016 OHMVR Division review of final applications.
Monday, June 6, 2016 Application Results -- Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals.

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)