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Kansas Rural Preservation

The Kansas Rural Preservation program will provide grants to owners of historic properties in rural communities under 30,000. The sub-grant program was funded in 2020 through a $500,000 grant to Kansas by the National Park Service's Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant.

The Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is developing more details. Applications will be available this winter.

Contact Katrina Ringler, SHPO grants manager, at 785-272-8681, ext. 215; katrina.ringler@ks.gov; to inquire about the sub-grant or to be placed on a notification list for further details.

Kansas was among eight recipients to receive the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants this year. A total of $4.8 million was awarded in 2020 to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across America. Congress appropriates funding for various programs, including the Paul Bruhn Revitalization Grant, through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf to assist preservation projects in all states, territories, and many tribal lands. For more information about the Paul Bruhn Revitalization Grant, find more at go.nps.gov/revitalization.