OHV grant program provides financial aid to government agencies, not-for-profit
organizations, and other eligible groups or individuals to develop,
operate, maintain, and acquire land for off-highway vehicle parks and
trails. These facilities must be open and accessible to the public.
The program can also help restore areas damaged by unauthorized OHV
use. Funds for the grant program come from the State Treasurer's "Off-Highway
Vehicle Trails Fund."
The OHV grant program can provide up to 100% funding reimbursement assistance
for approved, eligible project costs. Applications for grant assistance
must be received by IDNR no later than March 1 of each calendar year.
Awards are generally announced within 180 days following the application
The Trails Grant Programs now require a non-refundable Application Fee. Please see Attachment #4 of the Trails manual for further instructions.
NOTE: Bicycle Path, Off Highway Vehicle, SNOW and STEF grant programs remain suspended until further notice.
Examples of eligible project activities include:
assistance from this program cannot be used for the following
of land acquisition from willing sellers for OHV trails and scramble
rehabilitation, maintenance and design for OHV trails/routes and
of areas damaged by OHV usage;
education and safety programs;
of facility security.
acquisition through eminent domain; and
of OHV trails and areas on DNR owned and managed lands, and on U.S.
Forest Service lands designated as wilderness or currently not authorized
for such use by an approved management plan.
OHV Grant Assisted Sites and frequently asked questions: Click the link to learn more.