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Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) Program

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and Individuals
to Enhance Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Facilities and Trails

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Nevada Departments of Conservation and Natural Resources - Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles

Deadline Date:

11/12/19 4:00 PM PST Receipt


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Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations, government agencies, and individuals for projects related to off-road vehicle recreation, trails, and facilities throughout the State. The purpose of this program is to promote the responsible and safe use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) by supporting trail improvements, signage, mapping, education, law enforcement, safety training, restoration, and other projects.

Off-highway vehicle means a motor vehicle that is designed primarily for off-highway and all-terrain use. The term includes, but is not limited to:

  • An all-terrain vehicle;
  • An all-terrain motorcycle;
  • A dune buggy;
  • A snowmobile; and
  • Any motor vehicle used on public lands for the purpose of recreation

Eligible Projects include:

  • Trail and facility studies or planning; 
  • Mapping and signing of trails and facilities;
  • Acquisition of land for trails and facilities; 
  • Enhancement or maintenance or both of existing trails and facilities; 
  • Construction of new trails and facilities; 
  • Restoration of areas damaged by OHV use,
  • Construction of trail features, trailheads, parking, or other ancillary facilities to minimize impacts to environmentally sensitive or important wildlife habitat areas; 
  • Environmental assessments and environmental impact studies;
  • Safety training and education related to the use of off highway vehicles; and 
  • Compliance and enforcement of OHV registration.

For a list of Common Eligible Project Costs, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171937

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Term of Contract:

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.

Project implementation must be initiated within ninety days (90) from the Notice to Proceed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Classification of eligible applicants include: Federal, State, County, Local/Municipal, Partnership, Nonprofit, For-profit, or Individual.

To be eligible:

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- An applicant that is a corporate or legal entity must provide proof of good standing in the state in which it is registered.

Nevada motorized off-highway vehicle users must be the overwhelming beneficiaries of any grant award.

For a list of Common Ineligible Direct Project Costs, see

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due November 12, 2019, and must be received in the State Office prior to 4:00 pm. Regardless of postmark, applications that are not received prior to 4:00 pm on November 12, 2019, will be deemed untimely, and will not be accepted for consideration.

Timeline (tentative):

- September 12, 2019: Request for Grant Applications Released to Public
- November 12, 2019: Application Deadline
- Staff review of applications
- December 10, 2019: Commission Meeting to vote on final awards
- January and February of 2019: Development of Grant Agreements and Notices to Proceed

Matching funds are not required, but leveraged dollars and partnerships receive higher points.

OHV grants are reimbursement grants.

Projects will provide open access to the motorized public for 25 years after project completion. The grantee is responsible to see that Nevada Off-Highways Vehicle Program projects are maintained and operated in a condition equal to that which existed when the project was completed, for a period of 25 years or for the normal life of the facility, excepting normal wear and tear. Maintenance and operations standards must be addressed during the landowner/manager approval negotiation and adopted upon completion of the project through the grant agreement. The State maintains the right to enter the project area for inspections after the application is received, during the project implementation, and for 25 years after the project has been completed.

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Contact Information:

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

Submit the complete application to:

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Off-Highway Vehicles Program
Attn: Nikhil Narkhede
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 1001
Carson City, Nevada 89701

For assistance or questions, please contact Nikhil Narkhede, Program Manager, at:
(775) 684-2794

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