Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program - Cost Share Grants

Dear Friends of Route 66,

The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's cost-share grant awards. The 2015 grant awards go to:

National Guard Armory Rehabilitation 

Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma 

Recipient: City of Sapulpa

Women on the Mother Road: Route 66 Interactive Website and Oral History Project

Location: Across Route 66

Recipient: Cinefemme 

Boots Court Architectural Neon Restoration

Location: Carthage, Missouri 

Recipient: Private Owner

Lake Shore Motel Structural Rehabilitation

Location: Carthage, Missouri 

Recipient: Private Owner

The cost-share grant program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, oral history, interpretative, and educational projects. Grants are offered through an annual, competitive grant cycle. Since 2001, 122 projects have been awarded $1.8 million with $3 million in cost-share match, totaling $4.8 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization of the Route 66 corridor.

To learn more about these projects and other past grant awards, visit the 2015 grant announcement, or search our grants database.

Kaisa Barthuli

Program Manager

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

National Trails Intermountain Region

National Park Service

P.O. Box 728

Santa Fe, New Mexico  87504-0728


Phone: 505.988.6701

Fax: 505.986.5214


Gino G. De Pieri June 4, 1945 - July 9, 2015

Canadian Route 66 Association Member 70

Gino Girolamo De Pieri June 4, 1945 - July 9, 2015 The Cute Italian with a Big Heart leaves us suddenly after a long struggle with GIST, a rare cancer. Well known in the limousine industry as LimoGino, he also had long careers in the TV and Microwave repair. Gino donated much of his time to service clubs and charities and was generous supporter of the Italian Cultural Centre and the Italian Mutual Aid Society. Gino was predeceased by his sister Silvanna and parents Onorina and Giuseppe. He is survived by brother-in-law Frank Pezzutti and numerous cousins in Italy and Canada. A Funeral Mass will be held on July 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 6350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC. Viewing of the casket will begin at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery. A reception will be held at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation or St Paul's Hospital Foundation are welcome. - See more at: