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- Building, renovating, and rerouting trails
- Maintaining trails and associated campgrounds and trailheads
- Operating off-road vehicle parks
- Education of trail users
Who May Apply?
- Local agencies
- Special purpose districts, such as park districts and port districts
- Native American tribes
- State agencies
- Federal agencies
- Nonprofit off-road vehicle organizations
Special purpose districts means port, public utility, or park and recreation districts or other political subdivisions of the state that provide services to less than the entire state. The special purpose district must be legally authorized to acquire and develop public open space, habitat, farmlands, riparian habitat, or recreation facilities.
Funding is awarded every other year and comes from a portion of the state gasoline tax and off-road vehicle use permits.
Match is not required but additional points are awarded during evaluation for projects with match contributions. Examples of match include the following:
- Appropriations or cash
- Donations of cash, land, labor, equipment, and materials
- Federal, state, local, and private grants
- Applicant’s labor, equipment, and materials
- Contacting NOVA users and groups in the field to encourage responsible recreational behaviors
- Providing information and education materials
- Protecting resources and facilities
- Employing law enforcement staff and purchasing some equipment, both of which must be dedicated to NOVA enforcement and education activities