Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Safety Education Grants

Forms and Publications

Program Objective(s):
The objective of the Off Road Vehicle Safety Education program is to promote safety in the use of off-road vehicles (ORV) through education.

Criteria:
Grant funding is made available for certified ORV safety instructors to teach ORV safety classes. Grant applicants must meet requirements, and instructors must successfully pass a background check in addition to obtaining an ORV safety instructor certification.

Eligibility:
County and local government agencies, school districts, colleges and universities in the state of Michigan are eligible to apply for ORV Safety Education Program grant funds.

Application Process:

  • 1. Grant applications and information on applying for grants are made available in June each year.
  • 2. Applications are due to the Department of Natural Resources (Department) by August 1.
  • 3. The Department reviews applications and selects grantees based on eligibility criteria.
  • 4. The grant period begins October 1 each year.

Deadline:
Grant applications are due by August 1. Grant payment requests are due by October 15 following the end of the grant period.

Timeline:
The time period from grant application to grant award is approximately two months. Grants are issued for an entire fiscal year, October 1 through the following September 30.

Dollar Amount(s) Available:
Grant awards are based on the number of students to be taught, and may be up to $15.00 per student. No other expenses, such as purchase of equipment, are covered directly by the grant program.

Authority:
Part 811, Off-Road Vehicles, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (1994 PA 451, as amended)

Contact(s):
Grant Information: Parks & Recreation Division, Richard Kennedy, 517-284-6107, kennedyr@michigan.gov

Volunteer Instructor Information: Law Enforcement Division, Rudy Lawrence, 517-284-6055, lawrencer@michigan.gov