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 PROGRAM – FINAL AWARDS

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) received five appeals. As a result, the final awards are on hold pending resolution of the appeals.

2019/2020 GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS PROGRAM

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR Division) announces its Intent to Award for the 2019/2020 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:  

Restoration 
Education and Safety 
Law Enforcement: 

2019/2020 OHV GRANT PROGRAM IMPORTANT DATES

  • 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 (Department) is proposing modifications to previously proposed amendments to the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program Regulations. These modifications are in response to comments received during the initial 45-day regulatory comment period and public hearings.

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relative to the modification of the proposed rulemaking. The written comment period ends on July 29, 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 OHV.Grants@parks.ca.gov or link to the Notice of Availability of Modified Text above for information on mailing or faxing comments.

Please note any comments should be restricted to the most recent modifications made to the proposed regulations. The Department is not required to respond to comments received in response to this notice on other aspects of the proposed regulations. Any comments previously submitted remain in the rulemaking file.