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 seventeen years - since 2004, 217 planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of approximately $6.5 million has been allocated to 211 municipalities and 6 counties through this grant program.
The Call for Applications is currently OPEN.
UPDATE: The application deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (previously May 19, 2020).
Click links to applications here:
Application for Comprehensive Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Plans
Application for Project Acceleration Plans
Application for Existing Plan Update
2020 Planning Grant Initiative Webinar
(recorded on Tue, Mar 17, 2020)
2020 Planning Grant Webinar - PDF
2020 Planning Grant Webinar - VIDEO