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.


The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2018/2019 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. 1/19).

Application Results
Operation and Maintenance:

Ground Operations

Education and Safety
Law Enforcement:

United States Forest Service
Bureau of Land Management


  • January 7 – 11, 2019
OHV Grant Program workshops
  • January 14, 2019
Grant application process begins – Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division’s website
  • March 4, 2019
Preliminary applications are due by 5:00pm
  • March 5, 2019 to May 6, 2019
Public review and comment period
  • June 3, 2019
Final applications are due
  • June and July 2019
OHMVR Division review of final applications
  • August 5, 2019
Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website
  • August 6, 2019 to September 4, 2019
Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period
  • September 5, 2019
Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

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.