• 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.​​

Issue Call for ProposalsAugust 17, 2018
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Thursday)November 15, 2018
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJanuary 2019
Board of Transportation gives approvalFebruary 2019
Municipalities notified of awardFebruary 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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