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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

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

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11/01/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Nevada nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, and individuals to support projects related to off-highway vehicle recreation throughout the state. The purpose of this program is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) within the state. Applicants should contact staff prior to applying. Nevada motorized OHV users must be the overwhelming beneficiaries of any grant award.

Common Eligible OHV Projects include, but are not limited to:
-Employee services of seasonal and/or non-permanent staff hired specifically for the project.
-Youth programs and youth-oriented projects, specific to the criteria of the funding.
-Trail building tools and equipment, safety gear PPE.
-Signs and interpretive aids.
-Construction, reconstruction, and maintenance work on trails.
-Construction of bridges, railings, ramps, fences, and retaining structures.
-Bank stabilization, re-vegetation, rehabilitation and erosion control in areas caused by OHV use.
-Trailhead development including parking lots, signs, restrooms and related facilities.
-Public Education, safety, and user information programs.
-OHV registration law enforcement and outreach/education salaries, materials and equipment.
-Equipment for and the grooming of snow trails.
-Trail planning and Environmental reviews including NEPA, feasibility and trail use studies.
-Trail management plans, analysis of existing and proposed trails, mapping, trail and facility inventory.
-Map publication and public distribution of maps.

The following are the Commission’s priorities for this grant cycle, in order of priority:

1) Law Enforcement Strategy that addresses enforcement as well as Public Education and Outreach aimed at increasing renewals and new registrations.

2) Trail Mapping, signing, and maintenance of existing trails and facilities.

3) Training - What are the goals and objectives of your public training program.

4) Law Enforcement, SAR with NO Registration component - How will your officer training, equipment purchase or salary/overtime request serve the off-highway vehicle recreating public.

5) Acess - How does your project/program ensure protection of access.

6) Economic Integration - How does your project/program develop outdoor recreation opportunities that help local, regional, or state economies grow.

7) Connectivity/Loops - Describe the increase in connectivity between trails, facilities and other locations that your project/program would provide or enhance when completed.

8) Planning, Environmental Studies, Conservation - Describe how the environmental studies and/or planning will result in maintaining or expanding OHV riding areas.

9) Partnering and Leverage - Describe coordination that has occurred with stakeholders, partners and the public in which all interests have had an opportunity to be heard related directly to the project/program.

10) Demand for New Facilities - Provide justification or demand for NEW facility/program development: restrooms, trails, sings and other amenities.

11) Maintenance - Describe how the project will be maintained and who has committed to the ongoing maintenance of the facility or continuation of the service/program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171937

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

If the applicant is a corporate or legal entity, proof of good standing in the entity’s state of incorporation is required. NAC 490.1345 (Note: grantees must have the capacity to implement and accomplish proposed project and properly administer awarded funds).

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Applications are due November 1, 2018 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 1, 2018, will be deemed untimely, and will not be accepted for consideration.


Contact Information:

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

Jenny Scanland, Executive Secretary
(775) 684-2794

Nevada Off-Highway Vehicles Program
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 1003
Carson City, Nevada 89701

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