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.
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.