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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.

2014 Historic Preservation Fund
Applications for the 2014 Historic Preservation Fund grant round are now available - 2014 HPF Grant Application.  Applications are due March 14, 2014.  Applicants are invited to address the grant review committee on May 2, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Kansas Historical Society before that committee presents their final recommendations for funding to the Historic Sites Board of Review on May 3, 2014.

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

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