• 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, 193​ planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of approximately $5.5 million has been allocated to 190 municipalities and three counties through this grant program.​​

  • Updates and Key Dates for 2018 Cycle

    The Call for Proposals is currently CLOSED.  Awarded municipalities will have 12 to 18 months to complete their plan from the time the Notice to Proceed is issued.

Issue Call for ProposalsAugust 9, 2017
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Friday)November 9, 2017
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJanuary, 2018
Board of Transportation gives approvalMarch, 2018
Municipalities notified of awardMarch, 2018
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 Months from Award Notification
Plan completion deadline12-18 Months from Notice to Proceed
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