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OHV Grants

What is this Program?
The State of Iowa administers a grant program for the acquisition and development of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), off-road motorcycles (ORM), and off-road utility vehicles (ORV) trails and the upkeep and maintenance of the DNR-designated OHV parks. This program is funded from vehicle registration fees. Fees are placed into an account and can be used for the development of riding areas, trail maintenance, equipment purchases, operation and maintenance of sites and equipment, insurance, and land acquisition.

Who May Apply?

  • Political subdivisions
  • Incorporated private organizations that have a management agreement with the DNR for one of the eight DNR-designated off-highway vehicle parks, and a completed park development plan.

When to Apply
ATV applications (1 original, 5 copies if submitting paper copies and one original if submitting electronic copies) must be received in the DNR offices on or before August 1, 2014.

How to Apply
Applications are provided in both a Word and a PDF format (see links below). E-mail the applications to  If you do not have e-mail, please mail them to:
OHV Program
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 E. 9th Street
Des Moines, IA  50319

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Grant Application
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Grant Application (requires Adobe Acrobat Pro X)

Example ATV Park Development Plan
Example ATV Park Development Plan

ATV Grant Rules

ATV Grant Scoring Guidance Document


For information about the grant program, contact DNR OHV Program staff at, 515-725-8490, or