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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
Awards for the 2015 HTF grant round were announced February 14, 2015 at the quarterly meeting of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review. The following is a list of the approved grant awards for the 2015 HTF grant round, pending availability of funds. 

 

County

Property

 

Award

1

Atchison

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

$46,080

2

Barton

Historic Wolf Hotel

$10,925

3

Butler

Whitewater Falls Stock Farm

$90,000

4

Butler

Loomis Building

$21,331

5

Cherokee

Ritz Theater

$90,000

6

Ellsworth

Holyrood Santa Fe Depot

$26,291

7

Franklin

Wellsville Bank Building

$90,000

8

Hodgeman

Hodgeman County Courthouse

$90,000

9

Lincoln

Sylvan Grove Union Pacific Depot

$41,500

10

Lyon

Col. H.C. & Susan Cross House

$90,000

11

Marshall

Frankfort Grade School

$90,000

12

Marshall

Waterville Opera

$90,000

13

Morris

Hays House

$70,887

14

Trego

Wilcox School - District 29

$34,560


2016 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2016 Heritage Trust Fund grant round will be available in May 2015.  Applications will be due in November 2015 will awards to be announced in February 2016.  Check back soon for more information.  

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.

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