PORTERVILLE, Ca, March 1, 2017 - The Forest Service is seeking public comments on a preliminary application to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for the 2016/17 grant cycle. The public review and comment period for the State’s Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 7, 2017, and ends April 3, 2017. State regulations require annual public participation in this fund allocation process.
The Forest Service will be submitting the application using the California internet-based “On-Line Grant Application” (OLGA) software. After the public review and comment process a final application will be submitted by May 1, 2017. The public may view and comment on the preliminary application by visiting the State Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program website at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov and select the Grants tab. The OHMVR Division’s website will provide further detailed instructions for accessing the preliminary application and submitting comments.
The Forest’s application will focus on improvements to off-road vehicle routes, facilities, signage, and law enforcement. The OHMVR and the Sequoia National Forest have maintained a successful partnership for more than 28 years.