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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 2016/2017 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program ended on April 3, 2017.

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” currently on the Grants webpage. The OHMVR Division comments will be available for viewing the week of April 17, 2017.

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.

2016/2017 Grant Cycle - Important Dates

Monday, May 1, 2017 Applicant final filing date
Monday, June 5, 2017 Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division website
30 calendar days Appeal period - 30 calendar days from the Intent to Award posting on the Division website


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