• IMD Feasibility Studies Program

    Feasibility studies bridge the gap between conceptual planning and programming of projects. They build upon higher-level planning efforts and take a comprehensive approach to identify possible route alternatives of multimodal corridors. The purpose of this type of study is to evaluate technical feasibility of a project from a design, permitting, and constructability perspective.​

    Project types eligible for these studies include paved trails, greenways, shared-use paths, sidepaths, and sidewalks.

    Who can apply?
    • Any municipality or county within North Carolina
    • Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs)
    • in North Carolina
    • Bicycle, pedestrian, and transit advocacy groups, Friends-of-the-Trail groups, and Land Conservancies

    For more info, s​ee the attached documents:
    • ​Program Overview
    • FAQs
    • Study Content Standards
    • Application Questions​
    • (Plus two example feasibilty studies:  greenway and sidepath.)

    Grant call is open from November 10, 2022 to January 9, 2023 (deadline).

    The grant applicaiton can be accessed through the NCDOT EBS Portal.  In order to view the application, please see the below instructions.

    If you are accessing the EBS Portal for the first time, follow steps 1 and 2 below.  If you already have an NCID, please skip to step 2.

    1) Register as an individual for the NCID. - https://ncid.nc.gov/idmdash/
    2) Complete EBS access request form. https://www.ebs.nc.gov/sap/crmaccess/index.html

    ​Once the above steps are complete, you will receive instructions for accessing the application.  

    If you have any questions regarding the above process or the grant program, please contact IMD.

    Joe Furstenberg - jcfurstenberg@ncdot.gov​  / John Vine-Hodge - javinehodge@ncdot.gov 

    Webinar on November 30, 2022 

    Slides: Paved Trails and Sidewalk Feasibility Studies Webinar.pdf

    Recording:  Feasibility Study Grant Application Webinar Recording

    Other helpful links:​

  • Key Dates

    Issue Call for Applications
    ​November 10, 2022
    ​November 30, 2022
    ​Application Submission Deadline
    ​January 9, 2023
    ​Board of Transportation Approval
    February/March 2023
    ​Notification of Award
    ​Notice to Proceed Issued

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