Sign In
Off-Highway Vehicle Grants
Off-Highway Vehicle Grants
2 people riding ATVs
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 CLOSED. Documents and information for the 2025-2026​ grant cycle will be posted in October 2024.​

How to Apply

Having trouble downloading Excel or Word files? Right-click on the link, chose 'Save As' and download to your desktop or​ designated ​folder.

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.​​​​​​

2024-2025 Grant T​imeline​

  • ​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 1-2, 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 (F​FATA). 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.

Pro​grammatic​ (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​


The St​ate of Colorado is committed to providing equitable access to our services to all Coloradans. Please contact​ for personalized accessibility assistance with the documents available for download on this page, which are available in text format upon request.​

2024-2025 OHV Grant Cycle

Region Wildlife Impact Summaries

​2024-2025 Grant submissions

  1. ​​​South Park Equipment 2025
  2. East Fork Trail Project 2025
  3. Dozer 25 Project 2025
  4. Sawyer Training 2025
  5. PPRD OHV Annual Ops 2025
  6. GV Heavy Equipment Trail Crew 2025
  7. SFSP Government Creek 2025
  8. Farris Creek Bypass Trail Reconstruction 2025
  9. Dillon OHV Crew Equipment 2025
  10. Ouray Trail Dozer Maintenance 2025​
  11. BLM Gunnison OHV Crew-Motorcycle 2025
  12. Megawatt Moto Track Maintenance 2025
  13. Shavano Gateway Recreation Area 2025
  14. Pike NF Law Enforcement Officer Moto 2025
  15. COHVCO OHV Workshops 2025
  16. Silt Mesa ERMA Paleontologist Project 2025
  17. North Zone OHV Crew 2025
  18. GJFO Equipment Ops 2025
  19. BLM Statewide OHV Law Enforcement 2025
  20. RGFO Motorcycle Request 2025
  21. HPBE Elkhorn Bridge 2025
  22. HPBE Motorized Trail Crew 2025
  23. Ophir Creek Parking Lot Expansion 2025
  24. White River OHV Trail Crew 2025
  25. Little Snake OHV Crew 2025
  26. Columbine OHV Parking Area Restrooms 2025
  27. OHV San Carlos Trail Project 2025
  28. Rampart Trail Crew Patrol VII 2025
  29. CCMR Trail Maintenance 2025
  30. CCMR Marshall Extension 2025
  31. Grand Junction Motocross Track-Ph.5 2025
  32. RRMMC Trail Plan 2025
  33. RRMMC Trail Maintenance 2025
  34. RGFO Trail Maintenance 2025
  35. HASRC OHV Track Maintenance 2025
  36. Boulder Ranger District OHV Crew 2025
  37. USFS-SLVGO OHV Major Reroute 2025
  38. BLM-SLVGO OHV Trail Crew 2025
  39. STT Education Stewardship Alliance 2025
  40. STT Travel Management Signage 2025
  41. Nelson's Trail #672 Maintenance 2025
  42. Penrose Commons Trail Planning 2025
  43. Rifle District UTV Equipment 2025
  44. Return to Dirt Colorado 2025
  45. Reunion Trail, Ph. 2 2025
  46. Columbine OHV Trails Program 2025
  47. Grizzly Helena Trail Review 2025
  48. Divide Heavy Maintenance Crew 2025
  49. WSATVA Supply and Equipment 2025
  50. WSATVA Trail Dozer 2025
  51. WSATVA Subcontractor Trail Maintenance 2025

Good Management Submissions​

Archived OHV Gr​ant Submissions​