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Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trails Program - Motorized Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits and Agencies for
Motorized Trail Maintenance and Development

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Utah Division of Parks and Recreation

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05/01/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Utah nonprofit organizations and government agencies for the development of off-highway trails. Funding may be used for trail construction, trail maintenance and rehabilitation, trailhead facilities construction, interpretive and regulatory signage installation, train maintenance equipment purchase, educational programming, and map and brochure production.

The state Off-highway Vehicle Trails Program was authorized by the Utah Legislature in 1987 to assist public land managing agencies in meeting the needs of off-highway vehicle (OHV) users. The funding, appropriated annually by the Utah Legislature, is derived from the registration fees paid by OHV owners and from a small percentage of the state motor fuel tax returned to the Division for OHV management purposes.

OHV Trails Program funding may be used for the construction and maintenance of trails and trail related facilities, including the development of staging areas, trailheads, restroom facilities, etc. It may also be used for the development and presentation of educational programs, and for carrying out law enforcement and peer patrolling activities.

Listed below are the types of projects eligible for the grant:
-Maintenance and restoration of existing trails,
-Development and rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities,
-Trail connectivity
-Purchase and lease of trail construction and maintenance equipment,
-Construction of new trails (with restrictions for new trails on Federal lands),
-Acquisition of property for trails/trailheads,
-Assessment of trail conditions for accessibility and maintenance, and
-Development and dissemination of publications and operation of educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection related to trails (including supporting non-law enforcement trail safety and trail use monitoring patrol programs, and providing trail-related training) (limited to 5 percent of a State's funds).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180640

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Due to the overall level of funding available for grant awards, applicants are requested to limit their total request to no more than $50,000.

Term of Contract:

Contracts are generally for a two year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The OHV Trails program provides matching grants to federal, state and local governments, and to organized user groups to fund OHV related projects throughout the state.

Nonprofit applicants must provide evidence of 501(c)(3) status.

State funding may not be used for non-trail related activities such as:
-Development of campgrounds;
-Landscaping, and;
-Irrigation system development.

Pre-Application Information:

All funding awarded under the OHV Trails Program is subject to a 50/50 sponsor match. Match may be comprised of sponsor cash, in-kind services, volunteer labor, or donations.

In preparation for submitting an application, project proponents are encouraged to contact Chris Haller for guidance and to discuss project details.

Applications must be in the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation Salt Lake Office on or before 5:00PM PM, Tuesday May 1, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed during the months of May and June. Approvals are expected to be made no later than September. Applicants may be contacted to clarify the details and merits of their proposal. Applicants may also be contacted to arrange on on-site tour of the project for Advisory Council members.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Chris Haller, OHV and RTP Coordinator

Please submit trail applications to:

Rachel Toker
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation
1594 West North Temple Suite 116
PO Box 146001
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6001

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