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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.  Other preservation-related workshops are often available too.

2017 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2017 grant round are now available via the link below or by contacting the State Historic Preservation Office at shpo@kshs.org or 785-272-8681 ext. 240. Preliminary applications may be submitted for staff review and comment by September 1, 2016. Final applications must be post marked or received in-hand by 4:30pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Awards will be announced at the quarterly meeting of the Kansas State Historic Sites Board of Review meeting in February 2017. Please read the program information linked below carefully before completing an application and consider attending one of the scheduled HTF grant workshops.

To download the 2017 Heritage Trust Fund grant application:

  • Make sure you have updated your Adobe Acrobat Reader to the latest version - https://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • Click on the link below
  • Immediately "Save As" to a location on your computer so you can access it later if needed
  • Open the application from your computer
  • Make sure you can type information into the form and save it back to your computer
  • Contact the SHPO grants manager if you have any questions or difficulties

2017 HTF grant program information
2017 Heritage Trust Fund grant application
2017 HTF grant workshop schedule


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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