National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation 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 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, 139 projects have been awarded $2.1 million with $3.4 million in cost-share match, totaling $5.5 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization of the Route 66 corridor.

To learn more about each of these projects, see the full version grant announcement online.

The 2017 grant awards go to:


Illinois

Tropics Neon Sign Restoration Project

Location: Lincoln, Illinois

Applicant: Logan County Tourism Bureau

NPS Grant: $17,000             Cost-Share Match: $28,500


Missouri

Trucking on Route 66 in Missouri Oral History Project

Location: Route 66 through Missouri

Applicant: Missouri State University Libraries

NPS Grant: $5,105               Cost-Share Match: $5,697


Wilder’s Neon Sign Restoration Project

Location: Joplin, MO

Applicant: Private Owners

NPS Grant: $24,000             Cost-Share Match: $24,000


Texas

Texas Route 66 Historic Property Online Database

Location: Route 66 through Texas

Applicant: Texas Historical Commission

NPS Grant: $13,532              Cost-Share Match: $18,668


California

Online Educational Guide to Route 66 in California

Location: Route 66 through California

Applicant: California Historic Route 66 Association

NPS Grant: $6,000               Cost-Share Match: $6,484


National Route 66

Route 66 Bridge Assessment and Prioritization Project

Location: Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica

Applicant: The University of Texas at El Paso

NPS Grant: $7,550                Cost-Share Match: $24,784


The Women on the Mother Road: Documentary Film

Location: Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica

Applicant: Cinefemme

NPS Grant: $25,000              Cost-Share Match: $25,000


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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


Email: kaisa_barthuli@nps.gov

Phone: 505.988.6701

Fax: 505.986.5214


Website: www.nps.gov/rt66