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Historic Preservation Fund

The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to finance local preservation activities that will contribute to planning for the preservation of the built environment and archaeological resources. Up to 60 percent of the cost of eligible activities can be funded through this program. Through property identification and evaluation, communities may assess their historic properties and develop plans for their recognition and preservation.

HPF projects must result in a tangible product.  Eligible products include, but are not limited to:

  • preservation plans for communities or historic properties
  • surveys of cultural resources
  • National Register historic district nominations
  • design-review guidelines for historic districts
  • walking tour brochures, websites, or podcasts
  • educational presentations, conferences, or workshops

For additional project ideas and program requirements see the current HPF Products Manual or contact the SHPO. Any applicant seeking funding for a survey project must agree to the current HPF grant-funded survey requirements.

2016 Historic Preservation Fund grants
Applications for the 2016 Historic Preservation Fund grant round are now available: 2016 Historic Preservation Fund grant application

A free grant application workshop for this program will be hosted at the Kansas Historical Society on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Please contact Marsha at 785-272-8681 ext. 240 or cultural_resources@kshs.org to reserve a seat.

Preliminary applications may be submitted to the SHPO Grants Manager for review and comment by February 15, 2016. Final applications must be post marked or hand-delivered on or before 4:30 pm on Friday, March 18, 2016. Grant awards will be announced at the quarterly meeting of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review at their meeting on Saturday, April 30, 2016. 

For more information on the program or to request an application via mail, please contact:

Cultural Resources
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099
785-272-8681, ext. 240
cultural_resources@kshs.org