OHV Trail Grant


Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Grant Program (OHVR)

The Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation grant program is an 80/20 matching grant program offered through the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD). OHVR grants provide financial assistance of up to $150,000 for construction, improvement, or renovation of OHV recreation facilities throughout North Dakota. Examples of eligible projects include trail signage and new development or renovation of OHV trails, bridges, trailhead facilities, and trail linkages.

The following entities are eligible and may apply:

  • Cities, counties and organized townships
  • OHV clubs and associations recognized by the Secretary of the State
  • Park districts
  • State and federal agencies

Law Enforcement

The OHVR grant program offers up to 100% funding for law enforcement agencies to assist with enforcement of OHV riding areas and to promote responsible OHV use. Examples of law enforcement projects include signage, public awareness and safety media, and overtime expenses for patrolling of OHV areas.

  • Any law enforcement agency in North Dakota may apply for the law enforcement grant.



The Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Grant Program (OHVR) is currently closed.

OHVR Sponsor Funding

Local sponsors must pay all project costs upfront and then request reimbursement. Partial reimbursement may be requested periodically. OHVR grants reimburse up to 80% of the total project cost (up to 100% for law enforcement). Project sponsors will not be reimbursed for costs that are incurred before an application is approved and a local grant agreement is signed.

NOTE: At the time of application, the project sponsor must have at least 20% of the total project cost available to meet the match requirements. The local match may include tax sources, bond issues, force account contributions, donated labor, equipment, and materials.

Funded Projects

OHVR projects funded by year awarded:

  • Glen Ullin OHV Park (2016)
  • Burleigh County Motorsports Park (2010)