Off-Highway Vehicle Trails
CSFA Number: 422-11-1153
Agency Name
Department Of Natural Resources (422)
Agency Contact
Kathy Barker
217 782 7481
Short Description
Provides financial aid to government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and other eligible groups or individuals to develop, operate, maintain and acquire land for off-highway vehicle parks and trails and can be used to help restore areas damaged by unauthorized OHV use. Facility must be open and accessible to the public.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Environmental Quality
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 805/805-70
20 ILCS 862/ (Recreational Trails of Illinois Act)
20 ILCS 862/15
625 ILCS 5/2-119 (fund source)
Objectives and Goals
Acquisition, development and maintenance of public off-highway vehicle riding areas by eligible grantees through competitive reimbursement grants.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Eligible project costs include land acquisition from willing sellers, construction, rehabilitation, maintence and design for OHV trails/routes, restoration of areas damaged by OHV use, rider education and safety programs, facility security. Assistance CANNOT be used for land acquisition through eminent domain or construction of OHV areas on DNR owned and managed lands or unauthorized US Forest Service lands.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
Applications must be received by March 1 of each calendar year. Awards are generally announced within 180 days following the application deadline.
Assistance Consideration
Grants are up to 100% reimbursement. No advance payments.
No maximum dollar amount.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $1,962,500
FY 2020 : $200,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details2016OHVNot Applicable10/01/2018 - 10/30/2018 : 5:00 pm
Details2019OHVNot Applicable01/14/2019 - 03/14/2019 : 5:00 pm
DetailsFY2020 OHV$0 - $20000001/02/2020 - 03/02/2020 : 5:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
GOHV 16-53Harpole's OHV Park, LLC12/01/201812/31/20201,231,300
Lowry, Jimmy01/02/202001/01/2022653,500
GOHV 19-57Clark, County of02/25/202002/24/2022366,345
Little Egypt Off-Road Motorcycle Club03/03/202003/02/202290,000
GOHV 15-52Little Egypt Off-Road Motorcycle Club10/28/201412/31/202077,778