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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.

Public Review and Comment Period -- Grants Program 2016/2017

The public review and comment period for the 2016/17 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program begins Tuesday, March 7, 2017, and ends at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, April 3, 2017. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to the preliminary applications submitted to the OHMVR Division for consideration during the 2016/17 grant cycle.

The Division’s On-Line Grants Application (OLGA) database allows the public to view preliminary applications in a centralized location and to provide public comments.

To view preliminary applications and to provide public comments:



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.


2016/2017 Grant Workshops

Workshops for the current Grant Cycle were held the week of January 09, 2017. All the handouts and presentation slideshows are available as a resource in PDF format. See links below.

Important Dates – G16
Funding – G16
Application Checklist
Application Checklist LE Only
Ground Operations Breakout Session
Development Breakout Session
Planning Breakout Session
Restoration Breakout Session
Education and Safety Breakout Session

Presentation Slideshows:
On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) Overview and Training
Program Overview, Recreational Trails Program, Transformation, and Regulation Input
Law Enforcement
Habitat Management Plan
Soils Plan
Audits Workshop Presentation
Grant Administration – Project Agreement Process
Grant Administration – Payment Requests & Closeouts

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