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.


  • 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


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division is proposing to amend the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations and documents incorporated by reference.

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relative to the proposed rulemaking. The written comment period ends on June 22, 2020. The Department will consider only written comments received at the Department’s office by that time.

Written comments may be sent by email, mail, or facsimile. Emailed comments can be sent to or link to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking above for information on mailing or faxing comments.

Additionally, the Department has scheduled two telephonic public hearings on the proposed rulemaking. The hearings will be held on June 23 and June 25, 2020 and can be accessed through the conference line number below. The meetings will commence at 3:00 p.m. You only need to attend one hearing to provide your comment.

Conference Line: 1 (877) 952-2063
Participant Code: 31875622