• About the Planning Grant Initiative

    The NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and the Transportation Planning Branch created an annual matching grant program – the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative – to encourage municipalities to develop comprehensive bicycle plans and pedestrian plans.  This program was initiated in January 2004 and is currently administered through NCDOT-DBPT.

    The Planning Grant Initiative has been successful in its first ten years - since 2004, 155 municipalities have been awarded a planning grant. To date, a total of $4.1 million has been allocated to these 155 municipalities through this grant program.​

  • Key Dates for 2015 Cycle

    The Call for Proposals is currently CLOSED.  Awarded municipalities will have 18 months to complete their plan, starting when the Municipal Reimbursement Agreement is executed.

Issue Call for ProposalsSeptember 4, 2014
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Thursday)December 4, 2014
Awards Committee makes recommendationsFebruary 2015
Board of Transportation gives approvalApril 2015
Municipalities notified of awardJune 2015
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 mos from award notification
Plan completion deadlineWithin 18 mos from MRA execution
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