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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.

2015/2016 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Final Awards for the 2015/2016 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.

2015/2016 Final Awards:

  Operation and Maintenance
       Ground Operations (Final Awards)
       Planning (Final Awards)
       Development (Final Awards)
       Acquisitions (Final Awards)
  Restoration (Final Awards)
  Education and Safety Final Awards)
  Law Enforcement:
       Local (Final Awards)
       Bureau of Land Management (Final Awards)
       United States Forest Service (Final Awards)

Recreation Trail Program (RTP) Recommended Funding List

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its RTP recommendations for $5.7 million in funding for twenty eight (28) motorized projects under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) RTP. 

The federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Authorization provides funding for the RTP.  Eligible applicants include cities, counties, districts, state agencies, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations with management responsibilities of public lands.  FHWA must approve project recommendations before California State Parks can execute grant contracts.  Prior to forwarding these projects to FHWA, each must comply with the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 (Section 106), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and be listed on the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP).

  Download the RTP Recommendation List (PDF)