Grants

Traditional OHV Grant

The grant cycle for this year has closed

Worm Fence Trailhead

Background

The Traditional OHV Grant is open to any Utah city, county, state, or federal agencies, and incorporated non-profit organizations. The grant provides assistance to sustain, enhance and improve upon motorized recreation within Utah.

Each applicant must offer matching funds (up to a 50% match of the total project cost) and projects that offer more match will be more competitive.

Eligible Projects

The Traditional OHV Grant 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 Traditional OHV Grant 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 Traditional OHV Grant 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 Traditional OHV Grant 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 incidents.
  4. Up to 5% of Traditional OHV Grant funds may be spent on tourism, such as the promotion and administration of OHV related events and/or facilities.
  5. Up to 5% of Traditional OHV Grant 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 Traditional OHV Grant 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 Forms

Traditional OHV Grant Application (fillable) — .pdf

Traditional OHV Grant Application – LOCKED (printable) — .doc

Traditional OHV Grant Evaluation Form — .doc

Traditional OHV Grant Evaluation Form — .pdf

The Process

Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Utah Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Council and the anticipated review should take place during the months of May and June 2020. 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 May 1 application deadline.

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