Public Comments Needed 2016-2017 OHV Grants

 

 

 

March 3, 2017 

The California Trail Users Coalition is seeking public review for our 2016/2017 California (CTUC) State OHV Grant Funding Proposal. 

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The grants program provides financial assistance to eligible agencies and organizations (federal, city, county, nonprofit, etc.) that develop, expand, maintain, operate, support, or contribute to well-managed, high-quality, OHV recreation areas, roads and trails. 

Once again the State of California has funds that are available for education, operation and maintenance, law enforcement and restoration projects.  Five divisions of CTUC will be submitting an OHV grant project application for funding to help improve the overall OHV experience and promote long term responsible OHV use.  

As part of the application process, CTUC is requesting the public’s comment on our grant project proposal. The CTUC preliminary grant proposal will be made available March 7th on the on California Off Highway Motor Vehicle website at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/.  Click on Grants, click on On-Line Grants Application (OLGA), click on Public Review instructions and Review Preliminary Applications located in light blue box on the left side of the page.  Search for California Trail Users Coalition, then go to the Ground Operation and Safety sections for project specifics.

The Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program allows for a thirty (30) day public review and comment period. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications and provide comments to the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for consideration during the current grant cycle. 

The public comment period begins the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March through the first Monday in April.

Public comments must be submitted to both the Applicant as well as the OHMVR Division by e-mailing the contact person listed on the preliminary application and carbon copying (cc) the OHMVR Division at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NOTE: The contact person for CTUC is Fred Whitney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are important dates to remember for the 2016/2017 OHV Grant submittal and funding process. 

January 9-13, 2017

OHV Grant Program Workshops

 January 9, 2017

Grant application process begins. Application materials are available via the OHMVR Division's website.

 March 6, 2017

Preliminary applications are due.

 March 7, 2017 to April 3, 2017

Public review and comment period.

 May 1, 2017

Final applications are due.

May 2017

OHMVR Division review of final applications.

 June 5, 2017

Application Results -- Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division's website.