Apply for Grants

On-Line Grants Application (OLGA)

Welcome to the On-line Grants Application (OLGA) for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division's Grants and Cooperative Agreements program (Grants Program). OLGA is a web-based application system, which aids users throughout the grants process.

 

For assistance with OLGA or guidance in completing your G24 Application, visit https://calendly.com/olga-office-hours to schedule an OLGA Office Hours appointment with a member of the Grant Teams or contact the OHMVR Division at ohv.grants@parks.ca.gov. Please provide your full name and complete telephone number (including area code) in your communication.

OLGA Instructions

If you would like to apply for a grant, follow the seven steps listed below.

All agencies must be registered in OLGA to apply for a grant. If your agency is already registered, proceed to Step 2: Create a User Profile.
 
To register your agency, download the "Register Your Agency" form and follow the instructions on the document. For detailed instructions, view the "Register Your Agency" video.

OLGA requires users to create a user profile to access the various functionalities of OLGA. Each user must have a valid username and password to login.

Note: New users may login and start using OLGA only after they have been activated and assigned permission by the agency’s Project Director (see Step 5: Assign User(s) to Projects). If you are the agency’s Project Director, proceed to Step 3: Project Director Request.

To create a user profile in OLGA, download the "Create User Profile" written instructions or view the "Create User Profile" video.

A Project Director is a person from the grantee agency responsible for performing administrative functions in OLGA for their agency. A Project Director is responsible for the following tasks:
  1. Creating an application,
  2. Assigning users access to projects,
  3. Updating agency information,
  4. Submitting the application,
  5. Reviewing the draft contract, and
  6. Submitting periodic progress reports.
If you will be performing the responsibilities of a Project Director on behalf of your agency, select the "Project Director Request" option in the OLGA "Home" screen.

Note:
  • Project Directors must be activated by OHMVR Division staff and will be notified by email once activated.
  • A Project Director must be established for each grant cycle.

If you will not be performing the responsibilities of a Project Director, skip to Step 6: Enter Grant Application.

Detailed instructions to complete the "Project Director Request" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Project Director Request" link.

    Download the "Project Director Request"
Once a user has been activated as a Project Director by OHMVR Division staff, they may create an application. The Project Director must login to OLGA from the OLGA "Home" screen, then select "OLGA Menu" from the footer of the "Welcome screen." The "User Menu" screen will display, then select "Create Application."

Detailed instructions to complete the "Create Application" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Create Application" link.

    Download the "Create Application"
OLGA allows your agency to have multiple users working on your application. It requires a user identified as a Project Director with an 'active' status to assign projects and permissions for other users.

Once the Project Director has created an application (See Step 4: Create Application), the Project Director may then give other agency users authorization to work on the application/project(s).

The Project Director must login to OLGA from the OLGA "Home" Screen, then select "OLGA Menu" in the footer of the "Welcome" screen. The "User Menu" will display, then select "Assign Users to Projects."

Detailed instructions to complete the "Assign Users to Projects" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Assign Users to Projects" link.

    Download the "Assign Users to Projects"
Once users have been assigned to projects, they may login to OLGA and select "OLGA Menu" at the footer of the "Welcome" screen.  In the "User Menu" screen, select "Enter Grant Application" to begin working on the project(s)/application. 

Detailed instructions to complete the "Enter Grant Application" may be accessed by clicking on Yellow book on top of the Enter Grant Application page.
Once all applicable sections of the application have been completed and validated without error, the application may be submitted. Application submittal may only be executed by the Project Director.

Detailed instructions to submit both the preliminary and final application may be accessed by clicking on the “Download the Application Submittal Instructions” link.

Download the “Application Submittal Instructions”