Grants

OHV Access & Education Application Process

Background

This grant was established with the help of Utah resident donations! When a Utah resident registers any motor vehicle, they are asked if they would like to donate $2.00 towards the Off-highway Access and Education Restricted Account. Therefore we are seeking eligible proposals and the total annual grant amount is $17,500.00!

The OHV Access & Education Grant is an annual grant. It is open to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) who have at least one full-time employee and has as a primary part of its mission to:

  • protect access to public lands by motor vehicle operators; or
  • educate the public about appropriate off-highway vehicle use. 

This application does not require

  1. Letters of support
  2. Matching funds

Eligible Projects

Applicants MUST qualify as being tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and

  • have at least one full-time employee with benefits, and
  • have as a primary part of its mission to:
    • protect access to public lands by motor vehicle operators; or
    • educate the public about appropriate off-highway vehicle use. 

Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as charitable organizations. Organizations described in section 501(c)(3), other than testing for public safety organizations, are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.

If you are a 501(c)(3), we request proof of land-management agency permission, nonprofit status, most recent bylaws, approved board meeting minutes for which funding is supported and supporting financial documentation.

Note: Funding must be utilized in UTAH. Also, please include these documents even if your organization has received state funds in the past.

Application & Evaluation Form

Access & Education Grant (fillable) — .pdf
Access & Education Grant (printable) — .doc

The Process

Submitted applications will be reviewed by OHV Program staff. All applications that meet the requirements may be given some form of funding. Once staff has reviewed the applications, their recommendations will be vetted through the Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation for final review before awarding applicants.

Funding will begin once a Fiscal Assistance Agreement (contract) is in place with the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation. The Board of Utah State Parks and Recreation will make final decisions on May 20, 2021. Approved applicants will be contacted after the board meeting has commenced.

Please visit our FAQ page for more information on this grant.

If project managers have questions please contact Rachel Toker, State OHV Grant Administrator, at (385) 303-1519 or racheltoker@utah.gov.