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, 183 planning grants have been awarded. To date, a total of approximately $5.0 million has been allocated to 181 municipalities and two counties through this grant program.
The Call for Proposals is currently OPEN. Awarded municipalities will have 12 to 18 months to complete their plan from the time the Notice to Proceed is issued.