On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 6:00 PM, Friends of El Mirage will discuss our plans for the 2024 California OHV grants program. This meeting will be held via Zoom for you to provide input regarding projects you would like to see FOEM pursue under the OHV grants program.
For those who…
The Friends of El Mirage is inviting the public to comment on its preliminary grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMVR) Division to help manage off-highway vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands.
This year’s grant applications include funding requested for Ground Operations, Restoration, and Education projects.
The preliminary application is available on the OHMVR Division’s Website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov for review and comment from Tuesday March 7, 2023 to May 1, 2023. The division’s website provides detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application submitting comments. Applicant names are found in the General Application Requirements under item 3.
The OLGA (Online Grants Application) database allows the public to read preliminary applications in a centralized location and the Grants and Cooperative program allows for a public review and comment period.
This article will run from Tuesday, February 28, 2023 to May 1, 2023 to allow for public comments.
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