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Kansas Rural Preservation

NEW!  In August 2023, the National Park Service announced the award of $750,000 to the Kansas State Historic Preservation Office to facilitate a new round of Kansas Rural Preservation Grants. This new round of subgrants will target properties in rural downtown commercial cores with priority given to Kansas Main Street communities.

To be placed on a notification list for further details and announcements, please contact us at 785-272-8681 ext. 240 or kshs.shpo@ks.gov

Kansas was among 12 recipients to receive the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants this year. Nearly $9.7 million was awarded to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across America. Congress appropriates funding for various programs, including the Paul Bruhn Revitalization Grant, through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf to assist preservation projects in all states, territories, and many tribal lands. For more information about the Paul Bruhn Revitalization Grant, see go.nps.gov/revitalization.

Grant Workshop

A new workshop for 2023-2024 will be scheduled soon. In the meantime, interested applicants may watch this recorded workshop from the 2021 round of Kansas Rural Preservation grants to get a preview of grant requirements. 


2021 Grant Round Information
The 2021 Kansas Rural Preservation grant committee reviewed 62 grant requests totaling over $2.5 million. On May 8, 2021, the committee recommended and the State Historic Preservation Officer approved funding the following projects pending approval from the National Park Service. The award for these 15 projects totals $499,645. 

2021 Kansas Rural Preservation Grants

County Project Grant Amount
Allen Kress Building $12,429
Atchison Atchison County Courthouse $  9,450
Dickinson Perring Building $50,000
Douglas Elmwood Stock Farm Barn $33,448
Douglas Thomas S McQuillan Farmstead $45,000
Gray Cimarron Hotel $50,000
Leavenworth Little Stranger Christian Church and Cemetery $10,863
Lincoln Behrhorst Brothers Hardware $36,000
Marshall Historic Frankfort School $50,000
Marshall Post Office Block Building $38,700
McPherson Hans Hanson House & Cabin $15,000
Miami New Lancaster Grange Hall      $22,230
Montgomery Condon National Bank $50,000
Stafford Gray Photography Studio $50,000
Sumner 120 S. Washington $26,525


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