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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 by September 30, 2020 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.

2021 Heritage Trust Fund grant round

The deadline for the 2021 round of HTF grant applications was November 2, 2020.


The Heritage Trust Fund Grant Review Committee of the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review will conduct a public hearing concerning this year’s round of competitive grants at 9 a.m.on Friday, February 5, 2021, virtually via Zoom. See information below regarding joining the meeting via Zoom.

For the best options to view the meeting, please follow the Zoom installation instructions. However, you are welcome to phone-in if needed. Please be sure to use your full first and last name when you sign into the meeting.

Webinar ID: 813 1053 0746
Passcode: 478841
If you are unable to join with Zoom, you can call in to the meeting. Call in phone number: +1 669 900 9128

2021 HTF grants will be awarded on Saturday, February 6, 2021 during the Historic Sites Board of Review meeting.

2020 Heritage Trust Fund grant round

Applications for the 2020 grant round were due December 2, 2019, and awards were announced February 1, 2020These 13 awards total $899,938 in proposed grant funding. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:

2020 Heritage Trust Fund Grants
County Project Grant Amount
Barber Carry A Nation House $38,008
Chase Cedar Point Mill $56,000
Douglas Coal Creek Library $90,000
Douglas St Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church $90,000
Franklin Old Santa Fe Railroad Depot $60,259
Hodgeman Hodgeman County Courthouse $89,760
Kearny Deerfield State Bank $26,400
Kingman Kingman County Courthouse $90,000
Leavenworth Little Stranger Christian Church & Cemetery $90,000
Lyon Emporia Welfare Association Building $86,580
Russell Florence Deeble Rock Garden $69,377
Sherman United Telephone Building $70,230
Wabaunsee Eskridge City Park & Bandstand $43,324

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