2020 OHV Grant Funding Opportunity & Program Eligibility
- Safety & ethics projects such as a local club or friend group providing safety & educational training in local schools;
- Providing safety & training materials to the recreating public (brochures, film/video production, posters, signage, educational outreach);
- Trail Steward positions;
- OHV trail improvement projects (trail reroute, bridge crossing, etc.);
- Construction/installation of informational kiosks and other trail signage;
- Noxious weed eradication efforts; or,
- Other safety, educational, resource maintenance, protection or improvement projects.
- Eligible applicants include clubs, friends groups, associations, city, county, federal & state agencies, etc. State OHV grant dollars cannot be awarded to a for-profit entity.
- Applicants will no longer be scored based on a selected grant category. There is only one set of scoring criteria based on the OHV Program Eligiblilty.
- Federal Trail Stewards are limited to one (1) position per application; OHV grant funds will cover salaries only (not to exceed $16,000).
- Maximum per individual application is $20,000.
- Applicants should be aware that funding adjustments are often made in order to award the most projects in an effort to achieve the greatest benefit State-wide.
- Federal agencies submitting applications are strongly encouraged to form partnerships at the local level for their respective projects. Examples might include a local OHV club providing time and labor to combine with a proposed Federal Trail Steward position, or a funding match from a local Chamber of commerce for a signage project on Federal lands.
- Friends groups, local Clubs and other entities are likewise encouraged to form partnerships with other user interest groups, Federal agencies, etc.
- Environmental Review Documents and Support Letters are valid for up to three years if you have no variations (no changes in your project scope) from previous grant applications.