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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).  The Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) is in the process of proposing to amend said rules.  The current and proposed rules can be accessed at Division’s Administrative Rules 


Helpful Information for Clubs

For more information about the Grant-In-Aid Program contact:

Lisa Meffert (
Bureau of Trails
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
phone: (603) 271-3254 x202
fax: (603) 271-3553