The Stanislaus County sheriff's Special Vehicle Operations Unit is applying for grants from the state Parks Department, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.
If the county gets the money, it would be used to support law enforcement, search and rescue, public education, operations and maintenance.
It also would be used to restore Frank Raines Off-Highway Park west of Patterson and La Grange Off-Highway Park south of La Grange. To meet the grant requirements, the department is soliciting comments from the public.
All comments must be received by April 2.
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The grant application and information also are at www.stanislaussheriff.com under the Off-Highway Park Grant link.