Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program

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 Comment Period G18 Grant Cycle

The public review and comment period for the 2018/19 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program begins Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and ends at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, May 6, 2019. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review and provide comments to the preliminary applications submitted to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the 2018/19 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 click HERE.

2018/2019 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshops

Workshops for the current Grant Cycle are being held the week of January 7, 2019. Below you may find the presentation slideshows and the handouts as a resource:


2019 Grants Rulemaking Package

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division’s proposed modifications to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations and Documents Incorporated by Reference were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State on December 14, 2018. The approved modifications will go into effect on January 1, 2019 and can be found on our regulations page.


The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2017/2018 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.

2017/2018 Applications Results: