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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.

2019 Historic Preservation Fund grants
The application packet for the 2019 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant round is available via the link below. Applicants should review the entire application before beginning. There are additional signature requirements and a risk assessment worksheet that may be unfamiliar. 

Preliminary applications accepted through March 1, 2019
Final applications must be post-marked on or before March 29, 2019 or hand-delivered before 4:30 p.m. on that day.

2019 Historic Preservation Fund grant application 

2018 Historic Preservation Fund grants
The 2018 Historic Preservation Grant committee reviewed 14 grant requests totaling $160,042. On May 5, 2018 the committee recommended and the Historic Sites Board of Review approve funding the following projects as they were proposed. These projects must be complete before September 30, 2019.

  • City of Abilene – KHRI: Abilene Historic Homes Project -- $5,489
  • City of Garden City – Historic Preservation Training: NAPC National Forum -- $5,941
  • City of Lawrence – Barker Neighborhood Historic Resources Survey Phase I -- $15,900
  • City of Topeka – Historic Garlinghouse Resources of Topeka KS 1910-1960 -- $20,000
  • City of Topeka – NAPC Forum 2018 -- $5,911
  • City of Topeka – Tennessee Town Intensive Historic Resources Survey Phase #1 -- $14,500
  • Clay Center Economic Development - Survey of Downtown Clay Center - $20,000
  • Douglas County – Intensive Survey Willow Springs Township Douglas County KS -- $10,000
  • Douglas County – NAPC Conference Attendance Support -- $6,522
  • Kansas Anthropological Association – Production of The Kansas Anthropologist -- $4,500
  • Kansas State University – Kanza NRHP Multiple Properties Nomination Project -- $18,115
  • Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation – Lincoln County Intensive Survey of Historic Resources -- $21,408
  • Lucas Arts & Humanities Council Inc. – Florence Deeble Rock Garden Condition Assessment & Restoration Plan Development -- $6,100
  • Marysville Union Pacific Depot – Historic Preservation Plan for Marysville UP Historic Depot -- $5,656

Please contact us at 785-272-8681 x240 or kshs.shpo@ks.gov with any questions.


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

Cultural Resources
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099
785-272-8681, ext. 240