Facade Grants

We are proud to provide a financial incentive to Route 66 Main Street merchants and property owners to improve the exterior of their buildings while retaining the historic character of the district!

Tulsa Route 66 Main Street is offering a Façade Grant Program, matching the investment you make on the exterior of your property dollar-for-dollar. For 2017, we have 3 grants available, matching your investment up to $1,000.

Application Deadline:

February 28th, 2017

Notification of Award:

No later than March 31, 2017

Project Completion:

Projects must be completed and receipts for reimbursement must be submitted no later than December 1st, 2017

Click here to download the application: r66ms-facade-grant-application

Eligible Improvements

  • Masonry or mortar joint repair
  • Window or door repair/replacement
  • Transom and window repair/replacement
  • Replacement of architectural details
  • Removing non-historic materials (siding that covers windows, bricked-over door openings, removing paint from brick, etc.)
  • Exterior painting (except for applying paint to unpainted brick)
  • Repair, replacement or addition of awnings
  • Exterior lighting and signage
  • Other improvements may qualify on a case-by-case basis. Contact R66MS for more advice.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Submit an application to R66MS before starting work.
  2. R66MS will notify grant winners no later than March 31.
  3. Make the façade improvements as outlined in your application and submit paid receipts by December 1st.
  4. R66MS will reimburse you for 50% of your expenditures up to the grant award amount (max $1,000).

PROGRAM RULESr66ms-service-area

  • The building must be located within the boundaries of Route 66 Main Street’s program area (see map).
  • Only commercial properties are eligible.
  • Your application must be submitted and approved Before beginning work. Grants are not awarded for work done prior to approval.
  • An eligible façade is defined as an individual storefront or side of a building that faces a public street. Separate addresses within a single building may qualify as separate facades.
  • Once the project is completed, submit paid receipts for the improvements. R66MS will verify that the work was done according to the approved project plans before reimbursing funds.

AWARD CRITERIA

All decisions and award amounts are made according to the merit of individual projects with the overall goal of maximizing R66MS’s investment. Applications which meet the following criteria will be given special consideration:

  • Lasting Improvement – High quality improvements that will be durable for years.
  • High Visual Impact – Does the work make a dramatic difference in the district?
  • Historic/Architectural Integrity – Projects that keep/return a building to its historic appearance will be given special consideration. Grants will not be awarded to projects that cover, damage or remove original architectural detailing.