Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. recently handed out the first GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) awards, totaling more than $190,000 from its OHV Access Initiative, the company said in a press release April 9.
GRANTs were given to 19 organizations across the country to fund projects, including OHV trail and park development, trail mapping, safety and land stewardship programs and lobbying efforts to increase OHV access on public land. More than 35 applications were submitted by the Feb. 29 deadline.
Yamaha’s OHV Access Initiative is designed to support safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. The program was launched in January as a proactive, grassroots program enabling Yamaha dealers and customers to fund deserving projects in support of responsible, open access.
The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative review committee awarded GRANTs ranging from $1,000-$35,000.
As a requirement of funding, GRANT recipients will provide project status and completion reports to help ensure each project is successful. The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative will see projects to fruition and communicate their successes through the program’s Web site.