• 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, 164 municipalities have been awarded a planning grant. To date, a total of $4.5 million has been allocated to these 164 municipalities through this grant program.​​

  • Updates and Key Dates for 2016 Cycle

    The Call for Proposals is currently CLOSED.  Awarded municipalities will have 12 to 24 months to complete their plan from the time the Notice to Proceed is issued.

    Any county interested in applying on behalf of incorporated or unincorporated areas, please contact John Vine-Hodge to discuss this possibility.

Issue Call for ProposalsAugust 3, 2015
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Friday)November 20, 2015
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJanuary, 2016
Board of Transportation gives approvalMarch, 2016
Municipalities notified of awardMarch, 2016
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 Months from Award Notification
Plan completion deadline12-24 Months from Notice to Proceed
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