Route 66 program is accepting grant applications

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced Thursday it has opened its 2014 season for accepting applications for cost-share grants.

The deadline to submit an application is March 28. It requires a minimum investment of 50 percent of the cost.

Nearly $1.8 million in grants have been awarded since 2001. Forms and more about the program’s guidelines can be found here.

If you’re a Route 66 business owner who needs a new roof, climate-control system, or some other essential work, I encourage you to apply. If you need technical help filling the application, you can contact the program’s office or your local historical preservation agency.

(Image of the Hill Top Motel sign in Kingman, Ariz., by Mitch Barrie via Flickr. The Hill Top was a recipient of a Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program grant in 2013.)

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