• 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 fourteen years - since 2004, 183​ planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of nearly $4.6 million has been allocated to 186 municipalities and two counties through this grant program.​​

  • Updates and Key Dates for 2017 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.

Issue Call for ProposalsAugust 4, 2016
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Friday)November 10, 2016
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJanuary, 2017
Board of Transportation gives approvalMarch, 2017
Municipalities notified of awardMarch, 2017
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 Months from Award Notification
Plan completion deadline12-24 Months from Notice to Proceed
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