2017-2018 OHV Grant Cycle Public Input Meeting

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest Public Input Needed

2017-2018 California State Parks OHV Green Sticker Grant Meeting

The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are requesting public input for the 2017-2018 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) Green Sticker funding/proposal submission cycle by hosting General Public Open House meetings on January 10, 2018 and February 14, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the:

The Pizza Factory

37184 Ave. 12

Madera Ranchos Ca. 93643

This coming year the State of California has funds available thru the Green Sticker program for Education, Operation and Maintenance, Law Enforcement and Restoration Projects. The Stewards of the Sierra National Forest will be submitting an OHV grant application for certain sections of this funding based on your input.

As part of the application process, the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are requesting public input and project ideas on what individuals and organizations would like to see included in our 2017-2018 grant submittal.

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

Public input will be gathered at these meetings or you may submit written comments by sending them to:

Stewards of the Sierra National Forest

P.O. Box 601 North Fork Ca. 93643

Attention: Steve Cowdrey

2017-2018 Grant Cycle – Important Dates to Remember:

 • January 8-12, 2018: Grants Program Workshops

• Monday January 8, 2018: Grant Application process begins. Application materials are available on the OHVMVR Divisions website.

• Monday March 5, 2018: Preliminary applications are due by 5:00 pm.

• Tuesday March 6, 2018 to Monday April 2, 2018: Public review and comment period.

• Monday May 7, 2018: Final applications are due.

• May 2018: OHMVR Division review of final applications.

• Monday June 4, 2018: Application Results / Intent to Award posted on the OHMVR Division’s website.

• Tuesday June 5, 2018 to Wednesday July 4, 2018: Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.

• Friday July 5, 2018: Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals.

Comments regarding the 2017-2018 State OHV funding proposal are due and needed by the Stewards no later than February 28, 2018.