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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 2015/2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The deadline to submit final applications for the 2015/16 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program was May 2, 2016.

The OHMVR Division will be scoring (and analyzing the need for Law Enforcement Projects) the final applications during the month of May and post the Intent to Award on the OHMVR Division website on June 6, 2016.

The public may view the final applications by clicking on “Final Applications” on the OLGA website

The posting of the Intent to Award on the OHMVR Division website begins a thirty (30) calendar day appeal period for the applicants. At the end of the appeal period, if there are no appeals, the awards become final.

Important dates:
       Intent to Award will be posted on the Division website – Monday, June 6, 2016.
       Appeal period – Thirty (30) calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division website.

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)