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 Public Comments to Preliminary Applications

The public review and comment period for the 2019/20 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program begins Tuesday, March 3, 2020, and ends at 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, May 4, 2020. This comment 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 2019/20 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.


  • 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)