Grants

State OHV Fiscal Incentive Grant (FIG)

Quarterly Grant Closes Oct. 15, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Background

State OHV Grant open to city, county, and federal agencies – as well as non-profit organizations. Provides assistance to sustain, enhance and improve upon motorized recreation within Utah.

Quarterly grant requests are available up to $12,500. Each applicant must offer matching funds, and projects that offer more match (such as 50% of the total project cost) will be more competitive

Eligible Projects

The 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.  All 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 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.
  2. Up to 20% of FIG funds may be spent on access protection such as the participation in federal travel- planning processes by OHV organizations, the State of Utah, and its subsidiaries.
  3. Up to 5% of FIG funds may be spent on search and rescue (SAR), such as the goods and services that SAR teams need for effective response to OHV-related incidences.
  4. Up to 5% of FIG funds may be spent on tourism, such as the promotion and administration of OHV related events and/or facilities.
  5. Up to 5% of FIG funds may be spent on education, such as the development and dissemination of publications as well as 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).
  6. Up to 5% of FIG funds may be spent on other uses that further OHV policy directly related under Title 41, Chapter 22, Section 1: “It is the policy of this state to promote safety and protection for persons, property, and the environment connected with the use, operation, and equipment of off-highway vehicles, to promote uniformity of laws, to adopt and pursue a safety education program, and to develop trails and other facilities for the use of these vehicles.”

[These percentages are based upon an aggregate total of the funding available.]

Application & Evaluation Form

FIG Application (fillable) — .pdf
Fig Application (locked, print only) — .doc

FIG Evaluation Form — .doc
FIG Evaluation Form — .pdf

The Process

Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Utah Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Council on a quarterly basis. The anticipated quarterly review should take place during the month of August 2019. After the Council’s review, they will then make recommendations to the State Parks Board. The State Parks Board will then approve or disapprove a submitted application, and award notification is to be expected six-to-eight weeks after the quarterly application deadline.

If project managers have questions please contact Chris Haller, OHV Program Coordinator, at (801) 349-0487 or chrishaller@utah.gov.