News From the Field: Route 66 Neon Sign Restoration Grant Program is a Hit

News From the Field: Route 66 Neon Sign Restoration Grant Program is a Hit


A program announced in April by the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Route 66 Commission to issue grants to property owners to restore neon signs made during the glory days of U.S. Route 66—often called the Mother Road, or Main Street U.S.A.—is proving perhaps more popular than the commission anticipated.

Given that there are limited funds, the commission has issued a statement clarifying how much money can be awarded to a given applicant at a given time.

Prompting the announcement was one business owner who applied for multiple grants to fix multiple signs on his property. While the commission says it appreciates the interest, it wants to spread the limited funds around to help as many people as possible restore their own little piece of history.

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