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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.

2020 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2020 HTF grant round are due December 2, 2019. Preliminary applications will be accepted through November 1, 2019. Grant awards will be announced at the first Historic Sites Board of Review meeting in 2020, traditionally scheduled for February.
Please read instructions carefully as procedures for submission have changed.

2020 Heritage Trust Fund grant program information/instructions
2020 Heritage Trust Fund grant application

2019 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2019 grant round were due November 1, 2018, and awards were announced May 4, 2019These 12 awards total $794,673 in proposed grant funding. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:

2019 Heritage Trust Fund Grants
County Project Grant Amount
Barton Crest Theater $90,000
Butler DeGraff Community Church/First Presbyterian Church of DeGraff $17,595
Cherokee Rial A. Nials House $90,000
Coffey Plaza Theatre $90,000
Ellsworth Insurance Building $69,840
Franklin Wellsville Bank Building $88,421
Harper Harper Standpipe $90,000
Leavenworth Stonehaven Farm $38,146
Lincoln Lincoln Carnegie Library $86,832
Marshall Frankfort School $32,846
Montgomery Midland Theater $90,000
Ness Ness County Bank Building $10,993


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