• About the Planning Grant Initiative

    The NCDOT Integrated Mobility Division (IMD) and the Transportation Planning Division​ 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-IMD.

    The Planning Grant Initiative has been successful in its 19 grant cycles - since 2004, 244 planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of approximately $7.5 million has been allocated to 238 municipalities and 6 counties through this grant program.​​

Issue Call for ApplicationsApril 9, 2021
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Tuesday)June 30, 2021
Awards Committee makes recommendationsAugust 2021
Board of Transportation gives approvalSeptember 2021
Municipalities notified of awardSeptember 2021
Municipal Agreement executed October – November 2021
Notice to Proceed IssuedJanuary - February 2022
Traditional Plan completion deadline12 Months from Notice to Proceed
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