Sierra National Forest seeks public input for 2020 California Off-Highway Vehicle grant funding

Contact(s): Meredith Hollowell


Sierra National Forest seeks public input for 2020 California Off-Highway Vehicle grant funding

 

CLOVIS, Calif. January 4, 2019— The Sierra National Forest (SNF) is requesting public input for the California 2019 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program application cycle. Part of the grant process, is gathering input or project ideas that individuals, and organizations would like to have included in the 2019 submission. This feedback will be considered in development of the preliminary grant applications and as final applications are prepared. 

To review and comment on application proposals drafted by the Sierra National Forest, please see here: 2020 State Off-Road Vehicle (OHV) grant funding.pdf. Current application proposals reflect needs informed by prior years, upcoming projects being planned, and comments from a November public meeting.

Written comments may be submitted beginning Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to: Sierra National Forest, Attn. Meredith Hollowell, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93611 or email: meredithahollowell@fs.fed.us. Comments regarding the OHV funding proposal should be received by end of day Thursday, February 7, 2019.

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019 the SNF will host an open house at its forest headquarters located at 1600 Tollhouse RD. in Clovis, between 6 and 8 p.m. to allow for public review and comment on the preliminary 2019 grant cycle application(s). Feedback from the meeting and the public comment period will be considered in the development of preliminary grant application(s) being sent to the State of California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division.

2019 Grant Cycle – Important Dates to remember:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 – SNF open house for public review and comment

  • Thursday, Feb. 7 – Public comments due to SNF for consideration

  • Monday, Mar. 4 - Preliminary applications are dueto OHMVR by 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Mar. 5 to Monday, May 6 - Second public review and comment period

  • Monday, June 3 - Final applications are due toOHMVR

  • June and July – OHMVR Division reviews final applications

  • Monday, Aug. 5 - Application Results / Intent to Award posted on the State OHMVR Division's website (http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1164)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6 to Wednesday, Sept. 4 Thirty (30) calendar day appeal period.

  • Thursday, Sept. 5 - Final awards posted on the State OHMVR Division's website upon resolution of any appeals

     

    For more information please contact Sierra National Forest District Recreation Officer, Meredith Hollowell, at 559-855-5355 x 3341

     

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    The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation's clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.  





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