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Sierra NF Seeks Public Input On OHV Recreation Grant Proposal

CLOVIS – The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2018/2019 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle.

As part of the grant process, the SNF is requesting public input or project ideas for what individuals and organizations would like to have included in this application cycle. This public feedback will be considered as development of the preliminary grant application continues and final applications are prepared, say officials.

Each year the State of California makes funding available through the OHV Grants Program. The program provides financial assistance to “eligible agencies and organizations – federal, city, county and nonprofit – that develop, maintain, operate, expand, support, or contribute to well-managed, high quality OHV recreation areas, roads and trails.”

Beginning Mar. 5, the SNF’s grant applications (four in total) will be available for review at http://ohv.parks.ca.gov. The Forest’s OHMVR grant applications for Ground Operations, Development, Education & Safety, and Law Enforcement Patrol grants will be available for public review and comment until May 6.

Written comments can be submitted to the OHMVR Division’s Website or mailed to:

Sierra National Forest

Attn. Jody Nickerson-Powell

1600 Tollhouse Road

Clovis, CA 93611

You can also email jnickerson@fs.fed.us.

2018/2019 Grant Cycle – Important Dates to remember:

  • Mar. 4 – Preliminary applications are due
  • Mar. 5 to May 6 – Public review and comment period
  • June 3 – Final applications are due
  • June and July 2019 – OHMVR Division review of final applications
  • Aug. 5 – Intent to Award posted on OHMVR Division’s website
  • Aug. 6 to Sept. 4 – Thirty calendar day appeal period
  • Sept. 5 – Final awards posted on the OHMVR Division’s website upon resolution of any appeals

For more information, please contact Sierra National Forest Recreation Officer, Jody Nickerson-Powell, at 559-297-0706 x 4943 or via email at jnickerson@fs.fed.us.

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