The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Trails Program funds improve and enhance motorized recreation opportunities in Colorado while promoting safe, responsible use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs). To fund the annual OHV trail grant process, both OHV registration and permit fees, and federal Recreation Trails Funds (RTP) are utilized.
Who can apply for these grants?
- Local, county, and state governments, federal agencies, special recreation districts, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
What projects are eligible for these grants?
- Projects related to recreational use of Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on lands open to the public. OHVs include: trail motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles.
- The Program is placing an emphasis on maintenance projects to repair and improve existing trails, and to address resource impacts due to increased visitation in Colorado.
2024-25 Grant Applications
The application window is now OPEN. Applications are due December 1, 2023
- Review the Program Guide, wildlife considerations and federal requirements before submitting your application.
- Applicants will present their proposals to the subcommittee members in March 2024. Further information will be provided.
How to Apply
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Area Wildlife Manager Review Documents
2024 Grant Review Meetings
The State Recreational Trails Committee and its grant review and ranking subcommittees meet to review the grant applications. These meetings are open to the public and provide a platform for verbal comments on the applications.
A subcommittee evaluates OHV Good Management trail crew grant applications as a first priority, and then the subcommittee scores and ranks the OHV competitive grant applications in order of their recommended funding priority.
The 2024-25 OHV Grant Applicant Presentations will be presented in a hybrid setup.
Dates and locations will be posted prior to the events.
These meetings are open to the public and provide a platform for verbal comments on the applications. Public comment periods have been scheduled for each day. If you would like to provide comment virtually, please register below for the meeting you would like to attend.
2024-2025 Grant Timeline
- December 1, 2023: Applications due by 5:00 p.m.
- February 2, 2024: Deadline for written public comment
- February 7-8, 2024: OHV subcommittee meeting - application review
- March 6-8, 2024: OHV grant applicant presentations
- April 5, 2024: State Trails Committee reviews recommendations from subcommittees
- May 5, 2024: Commission final funding decision
- Fall 2024 through Spring 2025: Project funds available for disbursement
Federal Funding Requirements
All projects awarded with federal funding are subject to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA). Applicants should request a Unique Entity Identifier if their organization does not already have one. The link to register for a new UEI is listed on the right under "Grant Documentation".
Federal OMB, 2 CFR 200 Uniform Procurement Guidance applies to all CPW RTP grants (as of 2018).
State trails staff and grant reviewers cannot comment on the status of a grant application until the evaluation and scoring process is completed.
About the OHV Grant Types
Good Management OHV Grants
Since 2001, the
OHV Good Management Program institutionalized OHV grant funding mechanisms for federal grantees and their direct supporters who demonstrated an exceptional ability in the managing, operating and maintaining Colorado’s most popular OHV riding areas. The program provides a consistent and predictable level of funding so that federal agencies can attract and retain experienced trail crews for the operation and maintenance of their OHV riding areas.
Programmatic (competitive) OHV Project Grants
- OHV programmatic or competitive project grants address the full spectrum of OHV recreation support needs in Colorado. Eligible grant funded activities include:
- Construction, reconstruction or maintenance of OHV routes or multi-use trails that allow for motorized use
- Crossing structures, bridges, railings, ramps, and fencing
- Bank stabilization and retaining structures
- OHV trail corridor re-vegetation and erosion control
- Trailhead development and/or support facilities related to OHV or multi-use trails including parking areas, restrooms, and related facilities
- Project Materials, Tools and Supplies
- Equipment needed to build or maintain OHV trails
- Fleet vehicle(s) for trail crew members - fixed and variable expenses, fuel and fluids.
- Normal maintenance and repairs on trail machines (trail bikes, ATVs) and equipment (dozers, chainsaws, generators, etc.), fuel and fluids.
- Signs - directional, regulatory, and interpretive signage for OHV routes
- Printing - maps/guides, safety and educational materials Programs, publications and videos on safety and OHV recreation
- OHV trail or system planning, engineering, or design
- Land acquisition or easement projects. NEPA review and environmental compliance work required under NEPA or other statutes
- Restoration of closed trails or damaged areas where a nexus exists between OHV misuse and needed repairs
- Salary, compensation and benefits for crew members or project employees
- Employment-required immunizations, background checks
- Law enforcement wages for enforcing State OHV Law (CRS 33-14.5)
- OHV Education and safety programs
- Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance required for OHV projects.
- Insurance coverage for physical damage and theft on equipment purchased with OHV funding that is valued at over $10,000
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OHV Grant Applications
Region Wildlife Impact Summaries - 2023-2024
2023-2024 OHV Competitive Trail Project Grants
- Dozer 24 Project 2024
- Calico North Trail Project 2024
- UAMTC Equipment 2024
- OHV Trail Dozer Maintenance Program 2024
- COHVCO OHV Workshops 2024
- Canyon Creek Trail Reconstruction 2024
- OHV San Carlos Trails Project 2024
- TMW Trail Support 2024
- Trail Maintenance Yankee Hill Access 2024
- Archuleta ATV Trail Project, Ph.2 2024
- Rampart Trail Crew Patrol-VI 2024
- Timberline Maintenance Patrol-II 2024
- SPKRD OHV Heavy Equipment 2024
- BLM SLVGO OHV Trail Crew 2024
- Moffat County Motorcross Trail Maintenance 2024
- Divide Heavy Maintenance Trail Crew 2024
- RRMMC Trail Maintenance 2024
- RGFO Trail Maintenance 2024
- Pagosa Excavator 2024
- GJFO Equipment Operator 2024
- North Zone OHV Crew 2024
- Colorado 4x4 Rescue Recovery 2024
- Camp Hale-Vail Pass Stakeholder 2024
- GVRD Heavy Equipment Crew 2024
- Jackson Lake OHV Trail Rehab 2024
- HPBE OHV Trail Crew 2024
- Big Bend OHV Beginner Track 2024
- Columbine OHV Parking Area Restrooms 2024
- Hill Climb Rehab-OHV Trail Improvements 2024
- Travel Management Signage 2024
- STT Education Stewardship Alliance 2024
- CCMR Trail Maintenance 2024
- Boulder RD OHV Crew 2024
- Sand Wash Trailhead 2024
- Little Snake OHV Crew 2024
- White River OHV Trail Crew 2024
- TPA Stewardship Videos 2024
- BLM Statewide OHV Law Enforcement 2024
- Subcontractor Trail Maintenance 2024
- Supply Equipment 2024
- Lookout Mountain Trail Realignment 2024
Good Management Submissions
Archived OHV Grant Submissions