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 or state recognized Native American Tribes, Certified Community Conservation Corps 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.

2019/2020 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Workshops

Hello from the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division! 

It is time to prepare for the 2019/2020 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) grant cycle.  The two-day workshop, one held in Southern California (Pomona) and one held in Northern California (Redding), will be two full-day sessions.

The workshops will have a new format this year, focusing on small group classes, with multiple offerings and a chance to do some hands-on work on an application. Although attendance is not required to participate in the Grants Program, the OHMVR Division encourages applicants to attend, as the workshop provides valuable information.

Please see the Education Sessions booklet for information on the workshops.

NOTE:  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations. Regulation binders will not be handed out this year. This cycle will be governed under the G18 Program Regulations.

The locations for the workshop are as follows: 


Date: Monday, January 6, 2020 & Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
601 W. McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone (909) 622-2220
Reservation link: Book your room for the CA State Parks Motor Vehicle Recreation Division Workshop
(good until December 9, 2019) 


Date: Monday, January 13, 2020 & Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sheraton Redding at the Sundial Bridge
820 Sundial Bridge Dr
Redding, CA 96001
(707) 326-4837

Reservation link: Book your room for CA State Parks OHV Grant Workshop
(good until December 12,2019)

Please RSVP your workshop attendance via email to   Please include the following information in your email:

  1. Name of attendee(s)
  2. Agency
  3. Phone Number(s)
  4. Date(s) of attendance

Please submit your RSVP by close of business Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Updates regarding the workshops will be provided, as necessary, on the OHMVR Division’s website at



  • January 6 – 7, 2020
OHV Grant Program workshop - Pomona, CA
  • January 13 - 14, 2020
OHV Grant Program workshop - Redding, CA
  • January 13, 2020
Grant application process begins – Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division’s website
  • March 2, 2020
Preliminary applications are due by 5:00pm
  • March 3, 2020 to May 4, 2020
Public review and comment period
  • June 1, 2020
Final applications are due
  • June and July 2020
OHMVR Division review of final applications
  • August 3, 2020
Application Results - Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website
  • August 3, 2020 to September 2, 2020
Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period
  • September 3, 2020
Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals



The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2018/2019 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.

Application Results
Operation and Maintenance (Final Awards):

Development (Final Awards)
Ground Operations (Final Awards)
Planning (Final Awards)

Restoration (Final Awards)
Education and Safety (Final Awards)
Law Enforcement:

Local (Final Awards)
United States Forest Service (Final Awards)
Bureau of Land Management (Final Awards)