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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve Bicycle Infrastructure and Routes

Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program


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Funding Source
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, government entities, transit agencies, and planning organizations to improve bicycle infrastructure, routes, and accessibility. Funding is intended for a variety of activities including design projects, bikeway infrastructure, and minor retrofits.

The Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program provides grant support for a wide range of bicycle network development activities. The program supports projects that maximize bicycle access, fill missing links in the state’s bicycle network, and enhance last-mile connections to work, school, shopping, and transit. The Bikeways Program seeks to leverage past investments in bicycle facilities, complement existing state, local, and federal programs, and promote biking as a fun, healthy transportation mode.

To be eligible for funding through the Bikeways program, a project must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Access to Transit: Project is located within 3 miles of a rail transit station (or major bus transit hub);
  • Missing Links: Project provides or enhances bicycle access along missing trail links, as identified in MDOT’s statewide trail network vision document, “Maryland Trails: A Greener Way to Go,”;
  • County Priority: Project is identified as a transportation priority in a County’s most recent annual priority letter submitted to MDOT;
  • Sustainable Community: Project enhances bicycle circulation within or access to a Maryland Sustainable Community Area;
  • Main Streets: Project enhances bicycle circulation within or access to a designated Maryland Main Street;
  • Access to Low-Income Area: Project enhances bicycle circulation within or access to a Census Tract within which 50% or more of householders have incomes below 60% of the area median income;
  • Access to Points of Interest: The project enhances bicyclist access to a major institution (e.g. university) or important tourist or heritage attraction or central business district (as evidenced by land uses)

The Bikeways Program supports the implementation of projects that improve the safety and connectivity of the State’s bicycle transportation system. The following project types are eligible for support:

  • Design
  • Minor Retrofit
  • Construction

For additional information regarding these project types, see:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
- Maryland local governments, alone or in partnership with other jurisdictions or private organizations
- Maryland State Agencies
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)
- Transit entities operating in Maryland
- Nonprofit organizations
- Federal public lands agencies

Additional Geographic Information:

Eligible Areas Interactive Map:

The following items are not eligible for reimbursement with Bikeways Program funds:
- Salaries and benefits of full-time staff;
- Purchase of land or land easements;
- General roadway and sidewalk construction, except when necessitated, and/or directly impacted by, development of an adjacent bicycle facility;
- Employee training;
- Paid media requests, marketing, and other educational materials except as specified above; and
- General operating expenses incurred as part of the general operation of the government or entity.

Pre-Application Information
Applications are accepted between May 1, 2023, and Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Grantees are required to provide a minimum of 20% of the Total Project Cost as a match. The matching fund contribution can be in the form of cash, an in-kind contribution, or a 3rd party contribution.

Bikeway information:

Estimated Size of Grant
Minor Retrofit: Maximum grant request is $200,000.

Term of Contract
Grantees are expected to complete the project within 2 to 3 years of award notice (depending on project type).

Contact Information
Apply online (from May 1):

Email any questions to the Bikeways Program at

7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Local: (410) 865-1000
Toll-Free: 1- (888) 713-1414

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