Grants

Quarterly FIG

The Summer grant cycle is now OPEN!

The Summer grant cycle closes on Monday, August 1 at 9:00 a.m.

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Background

The State Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Fiscal Incentive Grant (FIG) is a bi-annual grant. It is open to cities, counties, and federal agencies – as well as nonprofit organizations. This grant provides assistance to sustain, enhance, and improve motorized recreation within Utah.

Due to annual funding limits, applicants can request $350,000 per application. Additional funding will be reviewed and awarded on a project-by-project basis. Each applicant must offer at least a 25% match, and projects that offer more matching funds (such as 50% of the total project cost) will be scored more competitively.

Eligible Projects

The Fiscal Incentive Grant (FIG) Program can fund a wide range of projects as they benefit OHV recreation. Projects should fit in one or more of the following categories:

1. FIG funds may be spent on the construction, improvement, operation, acquisition, or maintenance of publicly owned or -administered OHV facilities (including infrastructure). This trail work & acquisition may include; the development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities, the purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment, the acquisition of property for trails/trailheads, and the assessment of trail conditions for accessibility and maintenance. Projects that consist predominately of trail work will be scored more competitively during the recommendation process.

2. FIG funds may be spent on access protection, such as participating in federal travel-planning processes by OHV organizations, the State of Utah, and its subsidiaries. ONLY counties and political subdivisions of the state can apply for access protection and MUST work with our partnering agency, Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO). A letter of support MUST be submitted from PLPCO.

3. FIG funds may be spent on search and rescue (SAR), such as the goods and services that SAR teams need for an effective response to OHV-related incidences.

4. FIG funds may be spent on education, such as the development and dissemination of publications and the operation of educational programs that promote safety, courtesy, and resource conservation related to OHV trails (including non-law enforcement trail safety and trail-use monitoring patrol programs).

Application & Evaluation Form

FIG Application — LINK

Sample Online Application — .pdf

FIG Budget Worksheet — .xlxs (included in application)

FIG Budget EXAMPLE — .pdf

FIG Evaluation Form — .doc

Submittable Grant Portal How-to-Guide

The Process

Submitted applications will be reviewed and evaluated by Utah’s Off-highway Vehicle Advisory Council (OHVAC), which consists of a committee of appointed volunteers across the state of Utah. Once the Council has reviewed the applications, their recommendations will be vetted through the Outdoor Adventure Commission for final review before awarding applicants. The OHV Program’s staff supports the work of the committee but has no direct input on grant-making decisions.

Notification will go out 6-8 weeks after the grant closing date. This may vary depending on the time of year. Funding will begin once a contract or agreement is in place with the Utah Division of Outdoor Recreation.

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

If project managers have questions please contact Rachel Toker, State OHV Grant Administrator, racheltoker@utah.gov.

Interested in having your application reviewed by OHV staff before the closeout date?

Early Review Deadline (by or before): July 15 and March 15 at 5 p.m. This deadline is subject to change based on the day of the week. If the deadline falls on a weekend, early reviews will be due the following Monday at 5 p.m.

Applicants that want their projects reviewed before the deadline must submit a complete application within Submittable.

All applications must be submitted through the online grant portal.