• IMD Feasibility Studies Grant 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.)

    The grant call is CLOSED. 


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

    Joe Furstenberg - jcfurstenberg@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 7, 2023
    ​Notification of Award
    ​February 8, 2023
    ​Notice to Proceed Issued
    Spring 2023

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