Cypress, CA - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has announced the launch of its OHV Access Initiative GRANT-tracker interactive Google map, a visual snapshot of the program's activity across the country.
In January of 2008, the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative launched with the mission to promote safe, responsible riding and open, sustainable riding areas. To date the program has invested nearly $2 million through 140 GRANTS (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nations Trails) to local riding communities across the country to improve the OHV experience for all.
The Yamaha GRANT map is a resource to finding local, reputable riding clubs and areas across the country to network, share riding experiences and, ultimately, serve to identify additional areas that could be supported by the OHV Access Initiative.
"The map lets us see where the OHV Access Initiative funds and resources are working and also identifies areas that have yet to receive GRANTs," Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV and SxS group marketing manager, said. "It is a call to action to the OHV community in those areas that have yet to submit an application. We encourage you to get involved and identify projects that Yamaha might support."
The OHV Access Initiative GRANT-tracker map can be accessed on the "GRANT Recipients" page of www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess. Interested organizations can also find information on how to become eligible for GRANTs as well as detailed information, downloadable guidelines and an application document.
For specific questions about the OHV Access Initiative, call Yamaha's dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at (877) OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), e-mail OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630-5101.
Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies and other members of the OHV community in the United States. A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects.
Examples of appropriate projects for GRANTs include, but are not limited to:
- Trail development, restoration and maintenance
- Trail signage and map production
- Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
- Land stewardship, trail safety and education