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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.

2016/2017 Grant Workshops

Workshops for the upcoming grant cycle are scheduled for the week of January 09, 2017. The workshops, one held in Southern California and one held in Northern California, will be two full-day sessions. Please see 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.  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 Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
OHMVR Division staff does not make hotel reservations for workshop attendees.  Please contact the hotel directly if you would like hotel accommodations.  Individuals attending the first day of the workshop should bring a laptop as the session will include “hands-on” instructions for navigating OLGA.

The locations for the workshop are as follows:
Date:               Monday, January 09, 2017
                       Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Where:            Holiday Inn
                       2155 E. Convention Center Way
                       Ontario, CA 91764
                       Phone (909) 212-8000

Date:               Thursday, January 12, 2017
                        Friday, January 13, 2017
Where:             Lions Gate Hotel
                       3410 Westover Street
                       North Highlands, CA 95652
                       Phone (866) 258-5651

Workshop Agenda

   •  Download Workshop Agenda

2016/2017 Grant Cycle - Important Dates

January 9-10 and 12-13, 2017 OHV Grant Program Workshops
Monday, January 9, 2017 Grant application process begins. Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division's website.
Monday, March 6, 2017 Preliminary applications are due.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Monday, April 3, 2017 Public review and comment period.
Monday, May 1, 2017 Final applications are due.
May 2017 OHMVR Division review of final applications.
Monday, June 5, 2017 Application Results -- Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals.


Recreation Trail Program 2016 Grant Cycle

It’s that time again – time to prepare for the 2016 Motorized Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant Cycle.  The 2016 cycle will open on Monday, October 3, 2016.
The 2016 RTP application must be completed through the On-Line Grants Application (OLGA).  You will need to complete and submit a Project Director Request, selecting RTP as the Grant Category and RTP 16 for the Grant Program. If you are new to OLGA please click here for the “Getting Started” document to assist you with the process.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on November 23, 2016.

     •   Download OLGA instructions