Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program


Preservation of the Route 66 Corridor.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: National Park Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 14, five projects were funded, of which two are now completed. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.
P. L. 106-45, Sec. 2; P.L. 111-11, Sec. 7304.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local public and private persons, nonprofit Route 66 preservation entities, Tribes, State Historic Preservation offices, and entities in the States of the Route 66 corridor.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public and private property owners.
The preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of Transportation related historic properties on Route 66 are eligible project activities. Properties must have been in service and have had a strong and direct association with Route 66 during its 1926- 1985 period of national significance; be on, or within view of a Route 66 road alignment; be in their original location; and retain historical and architectural integrity. Properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places or a State register, or that have been determined eligible for a register, will receive priority consideration. Planning, research, interpretive or educational outreach projects are eligible project activities.

2 CFR Part 200, in its entirety, applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures
for submitting applications will be available on
Award Procedure
Proposals received in nresponse to competetive announcements on are reviewed through a merit-based process, and rated as stated in the announcement. Awards may be made to the highest rated proposed based on
the amount of funding available each year.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on and may be obtained by
contacting the Program Manager listed as the point of contact.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the National Park Service will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or
extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on Grant awards are made in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program guidelines and application.
How may assistance be used?
The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is dedicated to preserving the diverse history of U.S. Highway 66. The program provides financial assistance in the form of competitive cost-share grants for the preservation of the most significant and representative buildings, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor, covering Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and
California. Cost-share grants are also available for planning, research, and educational initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Per 2 CFR Part 200.333 – 200.337.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: A minimum 1:1 cost-share match is required in direct, non-Federal funds and/or in-kind contributions (e.g., donated services, materials, and equipment).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
NA. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Will be stated in the agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Trish Fresquez-Hernandez 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail
P. O. Box 728
, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Email: Phone: 505-988-6122
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $81,224; FY 15 est $77,013; and FY 16 est $90,000 - New Program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $5,000-$30,000
Average: $15,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR, Part 200, 43 CFR, OMB Circulars, standard forms, and program information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Examples of funded projects from FY13 and FY 14 are: Santo Domingo Pueblo Trading Post Façade Restoration and Oral History Project; American Indians and Route 66 Cultural History/Educational Outreach Project; El Vado Motel Neon Sign Restoration Project; Wagon Wheel Motel Roof
Restoration; Whiting Brothers Gas Station Sign Restoration Project; Flagstaff Route 66 Rest Area
Interpretive Project; Rock Creek Truss Bridge Restoration Project; African Americans and Route 66 Oral History Project. Fiscal Year 2015: No information available. Fiscal Year 2016: No information available.


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