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OHMVR Grants: Counties benefit

OHV LogoOHMVR Grants - Where does the funding go?  Grants to counties, counties benefit

The counties are big receivers of funds from the OHMVR Grants Program.  Federal partners also are big receivers of funds from the OHMVR Grants Program.  Previous postings have noted the various categories within the grants program.  Whether the money is paid in wages, buys materials, or rents equipment, the county receives a direct benefit.

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OHMVR Grant Funding to Counties and Agencies

OHV LogoOHMVR Grants: Where does the funding go? -- to counties and agencies

The Off Highway Motor Vehicle Trust Fund was established under the California Vehicle Code 38000, Chappie-Z’berg Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Law of 1971 as a user funded program to provide for motorized recreation opportunities for the State of California.  The legislation established a "trust fund" that is controlled by Public Resources Code 5090 and California Code of Regulations 4970 to issue grants and cooperative agreements to local and federal agencies to provide for and manage motorized recreation opportunities.

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OHMVR Grants - Where does the funding go?

OHV LogoThe Off Highway Motor Vehicle Trust Fund was established under the California Vehicle Code 38000, Chappie-Z’berg Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Law of 1971 as a user funded program to provide for motorized recreation opportunities for the State of California.  The legislation established a “trust fund” that is controlled by Public Resources Code 5090 and California Code of Regulations 4970 to issue grants and cooperative agreements to local and federal agencies to provide for and manage motorized recreation opportunities.

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Public Invited to Provide Input for OHV Grant Proposals 

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the dates, times and locations of district-wide public meetings to provide input in the development of off-highway vehicle (OHV) grant proposals for submission to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR). Proposed grant applications are currently being prepared by BLM staff for the 2015/2016 grant cycle. 

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Del Norte County to work on OHV plan

The steep and rugged Siskiyou Mountains dominating eastern Del Norte County are riddled with hundreds of miles of old logging and mining roads, and county gravel roads connecting, providing many ideal opportunities for off-highway vehicles, like ATVs and dirtbikes.

But off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on the roads winding across the Smith River National Recreation Area has long been on the short side. To promote these recreation opportunities, Del Norte County has received a $54,110 grant to develop an OHV master plan, of sorts, with most of the funding going towards four-wheel drive vehicles that can scout the terrain.

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Pain at the pump -- Stop SB 350

The majority party (Democrat Party) is, at the same time,  pushing for a 12 cents per gallon increase in the gas tax we all pay at the pump to backfill the money they have diverted from infrastructure projects.   Other tax increases they have proposed include a 22 cent per gallon increase on diesel fuel, a $35 increase in vehicle registration fees, a $100 zero emission vehicle fee, and a $35 dollar per vehicle annual road usage charge. These taxes will be devastating to individuals and families who are already on a tight budget, and punish rural Californians who have to drive farther to get to work or their kids to school.   The double whammy of reducing available fuel and increasing taxes will veer California’s economy off the road.   These increased taxes and regulations will punish hardworking Californians who are trying to earn a living and take their kids to school.   The majority party has designed these tax increases to skirt Proposition 13 so they won’t need to be approved by voters.   We have to get the message to them that the taxpayers do not support these tax increases. Don’t let them tax you without hearing from you.   You can sign the online petition here from CA State Senator Joel Anderson.

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