Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program
Intent to Award for the 2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements grants cycle
The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2017/2018 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. 1/18).
The Intent to Award is based on the Governor's 2018/2019 proposed budget. Any changes to the Governor's proposed budget may necessitate the revision of the beginning balance accordingly.
Operation and Maintenance:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is proposing revisions to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program regulations. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published by the Office of Administrative Law on April 20, 2018.
(Click here to view the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)
The proposed revisions will be available for public comment April 20, 2018 through June 4, 2018. Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments to OHVinfo@parks.ca.gov relative to the proposed rulemaking to the OHMVR Division.
Additionally, the Department has scheduled two public hearings on the proposed rulemaking. The first hearing will be held in Bakersfield on June 5th, 2018.
The meeting will commence at 3:00 p.m.
The location of the first hearing is:
Kern County Public Services Building
2700 M Street
The second public hearing on the proposed rulemaking will be held in Sacramento on June 7th, 2018. The meeting will commence at 3:00pm.
The location of the second hearing is:
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Headquarters
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816
Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Overview
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 2017/18 Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program
The public review and comment period for the 2017/18 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program ended on April 2, 2018.
Public comments made to applicants may be viewed on the Division Website by clicking on the “Public Comments to Preliminary Applications” currently on the Grants webpage. Additionally, the public will be able to view the OHMVR Division comments to applicants by clicking on “Division Comments to Preliminary Applications” once they become available on the Grants webpage. The OHMVR Division comments will be available for viewing the week of April 16, 2018.
During the next phase of the grants cycle, applicants will finalize their application taking into consideration comments made to them by the public and the OHMVR Division.
- Application final filing date – May 7, 2018.
- Intent to Award will be posted on the Division Website – Monday, June 4, 2018.
- Appeal period – Thirty (30) calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division Website.
2017/2018 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshops
- Law Enforcement
- Program Overview
- Grant Administration
- Habitat Management Plan
- Soils Compliance
- Tips for a better application
2017/2018 Grants Cycle - Important Dates
|January 8-12, 2018||Grants Program Workshops|
|Monday, January 8, 2018||Grant application process begins. Application materials are available on the OHMVR Division's website.|
|Monday, March 5, 2018||Preliminary applications are due by 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to
Monday, April 2, 2018
|Public review and comment period.|
|Monday, May 7, 2018||Final applications are due.|
|May 2018||OHMVR Division review of final applications.|
|Monday, June 4, 2018||Application Results / Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.|
|Tuesday, June 5, 2018 to
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
|Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.|
|Thursday, July 5, 2018||Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals.|