Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS)
OGALS develops local assistance grant programs for local agency, state, and nonprofit organization projects. Since 1965, more than 7,500 parks in California have been created or improved through OGALS’ grant programs. Since 2000, OGALS has administered nearly $4 billion in local assistance grants from a variety of funding sources. To learn more, visit the OGALS website.
Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW)
DBW offers grants and loans for Universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, local government and public agencies. Types of projects include facilities, equipment and education. To learn more, visit the DBW Grant Programs website.
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division
The OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (Grants Program) provides financial assistance to cities, counties, districts, federal and state agencies, educational institutions, federally recognized Native American Tribes, and nonprofit entities to manage, develop, restore, maintain, and expand high quality, sustainable OHV recreation areas and facilities throughout the state. To learn more, visit the Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program website.
Office of Historic Preservation (OHP)
The 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 helped establish a Certified Local Government Program (CLG) to encourage the direct participation of local governments in the identification, evaluation, registration, and preservation of historic properties within their jurisdictions and promote the integration of local preservation interests and concerns into local planning and decision-making processes. The CLG program is a partnership among local governments, OHP and the National Park Service (NPS), which is responsible for administering the National Historic Preservation Program.
As part of the CLG Program, OHP awards annual federal grants to local governments to assist with historic preservation programs. To learn more, visit the CLG Grant Program website.