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Grants to Nevada Agencies, Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Individuals for Projects Related to Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Program


GrantWatch ID# 171937
Agency: State

Funding Source
Nevada Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources - Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV)

Geographic Focus
USA: Nevada

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/19/22 5:00 PM Receipt

Grant Description
Grants to Nevada government agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and individuals for projects involving off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. Funding is intended for projects that enhance facilities and trails. Grant funds may be used for the following types of projects relating to OHV trails and facilities in the State of Nevada:
  • Studies or planning for trails and facilities.
  • Environmental assessments and environmental impact studies.
  • Acquisition of land for trails and facilities.
  • Mapping and signing of trails and facilities.
  • Enhancement or maintenance or both of existing trails and facilities.
  • Construction of new trails and facilities.
  • Restoration of areas that have been damaged by the use of off-highway vehicles.
  • The construction of trail features, trailheads, parking, or other ancillary facilities which minimize impacts to environmentally sensitive areas or important wildlife habitat areas.
  • Safety training and education related to the use of off highway vehicles.
  • Compliance and enforcement of OHV registration.

For Common Eligible Project Costs, see https://ohv.nv.gov/assets/etc/pdfs/2023_Nevada_OHV_Request_for_Grant_Applications.pdf#page=4.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible Applicants – Who Can Apply?
- Any entity requesting grant funds must provide satisfactory proof that the appropriate federal, state, local, or private authority has been consulted and has approved the proposed project. NAC 490.137
- Prior to application, an applicant that proposes grant activities to be carried out on public land must have a written agreement to use the land with any governmental entity having jurisdiction over that land NAC 490.135
- All projects must comply with applicable State statutes, regulatory requirements, and policies. Projects to be completed on federal land or with Federal funds must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other required Federal laws. NRS 490.068(3)(a)(2); NAC 490.137(2)
- An applicant must have an interest in the real property on which the proposed project will be carried out. The interest in the real property, whether by way of ownership, lease, rental, easement, right-of-way, written agreement, or other legal instrument, must be sufficient in scope and authority to allow the applicant to complete the proposed project and to operate and maintain the proposed project after its completion. NAC 490.1355
- An applicant that is a corporate or legal entity must provide proof of good standing in the state in which it is registered. NAC 490.1345
- To avoid disqualification, all application areas must be complete and concise, and certifications must be signed and dated.

Ineligible
Common Ineligible Direct Project Costs:
- Food and Beverage.
- Time and services associated with writing the grant application.
- Facilities that are ornamental and do not have direct benefit to trail users.
- Marketing and advertising not related to project.
- Depreciation on vehicles, tools, and equipment used for the grant.
- Audit and legal services.
- Supplanting of federal or state funds.
- Bonuses, gifts, or incentives.
- Membership fees or dues, and Lobbying costs.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due December 19, 2022 and must be received in the State Office prior to 5:00 PM.

The following represents the proposed timeline for this project. These dates represent a tentative schedule of events, and the State reserves the right to modify these dates at any time. The State also reserves the right to require applicant presentations as part of the evaluation process.
- November 11, 2022 – Request for Grant Applications Open to Public
- December 19, 2022 – Application Deadline 5:00 PM
- Technical Advisory Committee review of applications (All applications will be posted on the State OHV website http://ohv.nv.gov/grant-program )
- January 2023 – Commission deliberation, Project Presentations, and Vote to award Grants
- January 2023 – Development of Grant Agreements and Notice to Proceed

OHV grants are reimbursement grants. Reports and reimbursement forms are due no later than 15 days after the end of the quarter.

2023 Grant Program documents: https://ohv.nv.gov/2023-grants

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Term of Contract
- Project implementation must be initiated within ninety days (90) from the Notice to Proceed.
- All grant agreements will have a deadline and are generally for two years. Longer grant periods and extensions may be applied for with justification to the State

Contact Information
Nikhil Narkhede, Program Manager
Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles Program
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 1003
Carson City, Nevada 89701
NNarkhede@ohv.nv.gov (775) 684-2794

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