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Apply Now for Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative 2022


Supporting the outdoor enthusiast, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s mission is to provide practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.

Donor Name: Yamaha

State: All States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 12/15/2022


The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is dedicated to those who work and play outdoors including, but not limited to, those who rely on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to ride, camp, hunt or fish.


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).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Yamaha accepts applications from non-profit or tax exempt 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.
  • Organizations must be based in the United States and have tax exempt (e.g. 501c3, 501c7) or non-profit status. 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.

For more information, visit Yamaha.

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