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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 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

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:

2018 Heritage Trust Fund Grants
County Project Grant Amount
Atchison Dawson Property/WR Stebbins House $90,000
Cowley Cowley County Natl Bank Building $43,276
Doniphan Kelley General Store & Opera House $45,600
Ellsworth Ira E Lloyd Stock Farm   $7,190
Franklin Lyman Reid House $33,100
Hamilton Potter's Opera House $43,878
Kingman Kingman County Courthouse $90,000
Lincoln Cross & Morgan General Store $15,417
Lincoln Marshall-Yohe House $19,661
Lyon Richard Howe House $19,896
Marion Marion County Poor Farm $59,520
Marshall Charles JD Koester House $29.760
Meade John & Eva Dalton Whipple House $50,787
Morris Morris County State Bank $62,400
Neosho Oak Grove School District #20 $56,400
Shawnee Constitution Hall $35,120
Sherman United Telephone Building $66,260
Woodson Waymire Block $21,118
Wyandotte St. John the Divine Catholic Church $29,280

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