• 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 sixteen years - since 2004, 205 planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of approximately $6 million has been allocated to 200 municipalities and 5 counties through this grant program.​​

Issue Call for ProposalsMay 3, 2019
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Friday)August 2, 2019
Awards Committee makes recommendationsOctober 2019
Board of Transportation gives approvalNovember 2019
Municipalities notified of awardNovember 2019
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 Months from Award Notification
Traditional Plan completion deadline12-18 Months from Notice to Proceed
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