Heritage Trust Fund
The Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) is a state program that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The HTF reimburses expenses for projects that preserve or restore historic properties. Qualifying expenses include professional fees and construction costs. Properties owned by the state or federal governments are not eligible, but those owned by local governments, private individuals, non-profit, and for-profit entities qualify. Individual grant awards may not exceed $90,000 and must be matched by the grant recipient. Yearly grant rounds are highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit preliminary applications for review and comment.
Informational HTF grant workshops are held each year at various locations across the state to provide applicants with step-by-step instruction on filling out the HTF grant application. See the HTF Workshops page for more information. Other preservation-related workshops are often available too.
2017 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2017 grant round were due Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Awards will be announced at the quarterly meeting of the Kansas State Historic Sites Board of Review meeting on February 4, 2017. A list of awarded projects will be posted here soon after that meeting.
2016 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2016 grant round were due November 2, 2015 and awards were announced February 6, 2016. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:
County Property Name Grant Award
Atchison Allen Family Home 53,921
Bourbon Fulton High/Grade School 23,280
Butler Viets Block 90,000
Clark Girl Scout Little House 7,680
Crawford Hotel Stilwell 21,307
Crawford St. John’s Episcopal Church 90,000
Doniphan White Cloud School 8,928
Johnson I.O. Pickering House 90,000
Leavenworth Little Stranger Church/Cemetery 66,404
Lincoln Evangelical Lutheran School 4,320
Lyon Emporia Granada Theatre 53,810
Lyon Lowther Junior High 90,000
Miami William Mills House 80,640
Nemaha Seneca Masonic Temple 88,960
Osage Banner Hereford Farm 90,000
Osage Calvinistic Methodist Church/Arvonia School 62,448
Osage Wells P. Bailey House 42,240
Sedgwick Derby Historical Museum 8,352
Sedgwick McAdams-Fultz House 90,000
Shawnee Horace Lyons House 90,000
Shawnee St. Joseph’s German Catholic Church 90,000
Wyandotte Fire Station No. 9 90,000
Total Grant Award $1,332,290
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