• 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 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.​​

Issue Call for ApplicationsFebruary 17, 2020
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Tuesday)May 19, 2020
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJuly 2020
Board of Transportation gives approvalAugust - September 2020
Municipalities notified of awardAugust - September 2020
Municipal Agreement executed November – December 2020
Notice to Proceed IssuedJanuary - February 2021
Traditional Plan completion deadline12 Months from Notice to Proceed
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