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 were due November 1, 2016 and awards were announced February 4, 2017. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:
County Property Name Grant Award
Chase Carter Building / Chase County Nat'l Bank 36,825
Ellsworth Ira E. Lloyd Stock Farm 19,167
Ford Mueller-Schmidt House 70,689
Lincoln Cummins Block 22,800
Lyon Cross, Col. H.C. & Susan, House 86,841
Marion Elgin Hotel 90,000
Marion Pioneer Adobe House 69,340
Morris A.F. & A.M. Lodge / Electric Theater 29,914
Ness Ness County Bank 90,000
Republic Woodland Place Stock Farm 44,448
Sedgwick Anawalt House 55,716
Sedgwick Fresh Air Baby Camp 9,315
Sedgwick Wey Mansion & Carriage House 40,481
Sedgwick William Sternberg House 34,080
Shawnee North Topeka Baptist Church 53,818
Total Grant Award $753,434
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