Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

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The purpose of the Grants program is to provide for well managed OHV Recreation by providing financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well managed, high-quality, OHV Recreation areas, roads, and trails, and to responsibly maintain the wildlife, soils, and habitat of Project Areas in a manner that will sustain long-term OHV Recreation.



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.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Other

Cities, counties, districts, federal agencies, state agencies, educational institutions, federally or state recognized Native American Tribes, Certified Community Conservation Corps and nonprofit entities. Nonprofit organizations shall provide 501(c)(3) status and shall provide IRS Form 990 (or something to the equivalent) from the previous year.

Eligible Geographies:

All Projects shall reside on public lands within the State of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

All Applicants shall provide matching funds or the equivalent value of services, or material, in an amount not less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total Project cost as identified on the Project Cost Estimate, except for the category of Restoration, which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the total project cost.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
1st Monday in Aug.
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 to 3 years
Anticipated Open Date
The second Monday in January.

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

SB 249, Allen. Off-highway motor vehicle recreation.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds appropriated by the Legislature for the Grants program are identified in PRC Section 5090.50 as the following percentages: (a) Fifty percent (50%) for O&M, (b) Twenty-five percent (25%) for Restoration, (c) Twenty percent (20%) for Law Enforcement, and (d) Five percent (5%) for Education and Safety.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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