• 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.​​

  • Updates and Key Dates for Fall 2019 Cycle

    The Call for Applications is currently OPEN.  


    Planning Grant Initiative ​Webinar (June 13, 2019)

    ​​The webinar provides a program overview and application guidance. The different plan types offered by the program are reviewed, including the new option for existing plan updates, and the recently added Project Acceleration Plans designed for communities with population < 5,000. ​

    Planning Grant Initiative Initiative Webinar - Recording.mp4

     Planning Grant Initiative Webinar - Slide Presentation.pdf


     ​The deadline for all applications is Friday, August 2nd at 5 p.m. 

  
  
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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