The purpose of the Grant-In-Aid (GIA) Program is to provide assistance to organized, non-profit off highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) clubs, snowmobile (SMC) clubs, and political subdivisions (such as towns and municipalities) for projects that will benefit the ridership of OHRVs and snowmobiles.

The intent of the Program is to enhance the development, maintenance, construction, grooming, and safety of public use OHRV and SMC trails in New Hampshire.
Funding for the Program is derived from OHRV and SMC registration fees and un-refunded gas taxes.  These funds are dedicated to the GIA Program, kept in a separate account, and cannot be utilized for any other purpose.
The Program is governed by Administrative Rules, Bureau of Trails Grant-In-Aid Program (Res 8400) and Trail Use Rules (Res 8500).  

Governor’s Office of Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) Awards CARES ACT Funds to Snowmobile Clubs
The GOFERR, in conjunction with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails, has awarded 30 Grant-In-Aid (GIA) participating NH snowmobile clubs with CARES ACT funds.  These funds were made available to assist clubs that have suffered an income loss due to limited fundraising abilities from COVID-19.  The available funds totaled $250,000.  NH has 100 GIA participating clubs, of which 33 applied and 30 received awards

Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Awards

Groomer/Trail Worker Information


Helpful Information for Clubs

NH DOT OHRV Policies


For more information about the Grant-In-Aid Program contact:
Lisa Meffert, Program Specialist
Bureau of Trails
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
phone: (603) 271-3337
fax: (603) 271-3553