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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.  View information about other preservation-related workshops too.

2015 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2015 Heritage Trust Fund grant round were due on November 3, 2014 and those applications are currently under review by the grant committee.  Applicants are encouraged to attend the public meeting scheduled for Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Kansas Historical Society (6425 SW 6th, Topeka, KS) for an opportunity to address the grant review committee.  The committee will convene privately after that public meeting to finalize their recommendations for funding.  The recommendations will then be presented to the full Historic Sites Board of Review at their quarterly meeting on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Kansas Historical Society and awards will be announced.

If you have any questions about the 2015 HTF grant round, please contact the Grants Manager directly at 785-272-8681, ext. 215 or kringler@kshs.org.

2014 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
The following is a list of the approved grant awards for the 2014 HTF grant round.

 

County

Property

 

Award

1

Wyandotte

Franklin Elementary School

$90,000

2

Cowley

Burford Theatre & Commercial Building

$89,120

3

Miami

New Lancaster General Store

$13,440

4

Miami

New Lancaster Grange Hall

$36,480

5

Saline

Coronado Heights

$90,000

6

Labette

Parsons Carnegie Library

$90,000

7

Ford

Dodge City Public Library (Carnegie)

$90,000

8

Washington

Washington County Jail & Sheriff’s Residence

$90,000

9

Graham

Harry Keith Barn

$83,296

10

Osage

Calvinistic Methodist Church & Arvonia School

$90,000

11

Nemaha

First National Bank (Seneca)

$90,000

12

Wyandotte

St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church

$90,000

13

Marion

1927 Hillsboro Water Tower

$90,000

14

Wabaunsee

Wabaunsee County Courthouse

$87,072

Contact us at 785-272-8681, ext. 240, or cultural_resources@kshs.org to request a list of previously awarded projects, to reserve space at one of the informational summer workshops, or to add your information to our contact list for future grant rounds.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of race creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.