Grant applications accepted now through April 30, 2015

The Ashtabula County Barn Quilts Steering Committee is accepting applications for barn quilt grants now through April 30.

These grants, up to $500 each, are being made available through the Steering Committee to owners of heritage barns in Ashtabula County. Other recipients that could qualify for these grants include historical buildings, museums, libraries and modern barns with strong visual appeal and in high traffic locations.

The Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County is funding the project, which will provide grants for at least 12 new barn quilts this year. Up to $500 per quilt is available to help owners purchase the materials paint the quilt themselves or hire a contractor to paint and install the quilt. The barn owner must comply with painting, construction and installation standards adopted by the committee and agree to maintain the quilt for at least 10 years. The quilts will be listed on the trail and in the 2016 Visitors Guide.

For more information, download the application and criteria sheet here in pdf form, or call 576-3768.

Quilts already installed or in process are not eligible for this program.