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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.

2019 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2019 round of Heritage Trust Fund grants are now available via the link below. Final applications must be post-marked or hand-delivered before 4:30 p.m. on November 1, 2018. The grant review committee will present their recommendations for funding to the full Historic Sites Board of Review at their monthly meeting May 4, 2019. 

2019 Heritage Trust Fund grant application form
2019 Heritage Trust Fund program information/instructions

Make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat Adobe DC Reader on your computer before downloading the application. Please be sure to save the application to your computer BEFORE filling it out. Please contact the State Historic Preservation Office with any questions at 785-272-8681 ext. 240 or kshs.shpo@ks.gov


2018 Heritage Trust Fund grant round
Applications for the 2018 grant round were due November 1, 2017 and awards were announced February 10, 2018. These 20 awards total $853,586 in proposed grant funding. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:




















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