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Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
(Trails; Parks & Rec; Signage)


Funding Amount

Varies (past projects seem to have been funded in around $10,000 increments)

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Submission Schedule: (occurs quarterly)
April 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023
July 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023
October 1, 2023 – December 15, 2023

Application must be Postmarked by:
June 30, 2023
September 30, 2023
December 15, 2023


The following are examples of appropriate projects for a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant:
- Trail development, restoration and/or maintenance (i.e. purchasing materials, hiring contractors, renting equipment, purchasing tools and safety gear)
- Trail signage (i.e., purchasing signs, equipment, installation tools, etc.)
- Stage area renovation/facilities (i.e., renting equipment, purchasing materials, hiring contractors, etc.)
- Protecting environmentally sensitive areas from illegal or inadvertent OHV use (fencing, bridges, hardscape, etc.)
- Adopt-a-Trail (renting equipment, purchasing tools and safety gear, volunteer coordination, etc.)
- Trail mapping/Map production (GPS equipment purchase, production and printing, etc.)
- Safety and Education (educational materials, signage, safety gear, events, etc.)
- Wildlife and habitat maintenance and management
- Land management projects that increase the diversity of use of land for recreational activities
- Establishing, increasing and/or maintaining access to land for outdoor recreation (including but not exclusively limited to motorized recreation)

Who Can Apply

Non-profit or tax exempt (e.g. 501c3, 501c7) groups (clubs & associations), public riding areas (local, state and federal), outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation organizations, and communities with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles. Our committee will review each application and award funds to deserving projects

Documentation from the certifying government agency validating tax exempt or non-profit status must be provided. All applications must include an endorsement letter from a local Yamaha dealership. This letter should demonstrate the dealer’s familiarity with the applicant as well as the benefits of the project outlined in the application

Additional Eligibility Requirements


Additional Information

For questions regarding the Outdoor Access Initiative, contact organization at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724) or

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