Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Improvement Program
This program provides funding for maintenance of established ORV trails and facilities as part of the designated statewide trail system, development of new trails and facilities, and restoration of natural resources damaged by ORV use.
Applications for trail, route, or area maintenance and/or development must be for facilities that are open to the public. Applications for damage restoration funds must be for lands under public ownership.
Applicant must be a public agency or nonprofit, incorporated club or organization. Individuals are not eligible.
Grant applications are due August 1 of each year.
The time period from grant application to grant award is approximately four months.
Dollar Amount(s) Available:
Maximum allowable is up to 100 percent of cost, not to exceed the actual grant allocation; there is no minimum.
Grant applications are prioritized to address existing trail maintenance and restoration needs on public land. New trail, route and scramble area development proposals also will be considered.
A separate application is available for grants to eligible county sheriff departments to enforce ORV regulations. Counties that have either designated ORV trails or abandoned railroad rights-of-way that are being converted into Michigan Trailways are eligible for law enforcement funding.
Contact your GFA client rep for more information!
Source(s) of Funds:
ORV Trail Improvement Fund.