• 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 first thirteen years - since 2004, 173​ municipalities have been awarded a planning grant. To date, a total of nearly $4.6 million has been allocated to these 173 municipalities through this grant program.​​

  • Updates and Key Dates for 2017 Cycle

    The Call for Proposals is currently OPEN​.  Awarded municipalities will have 12 to 24 months to complete their plan from the time the Notice to Proceed is issued.

Issue Call for ProposalsAugust 4, 2016
Application submission deadline - 5:00 pm (Friday)November 10, 2016
Awards Committee makes recommendationsJanuary, 2017
Board of Transportation gives approvalMarch, 2017
Municipalities notified of awardMarch, 2017
MRA executed, Notice to Proceed IssuedWithin 6 Months from Award Notification
Plan completion deadline12-24 Months from Notice to Proceed
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