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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 $100,000 and must be matched by the grant recipient. Yearly grant rounds are highly competitive.

Informational HTF grant workshops are held each year 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.

2023 Heritage Trust Fund grant round

Applications for the 2023 grant round were due November 1, 2022. Applicants who submitted their applications by the due date are welcome to attend a public meeting of the grant review committee, via Zoom, on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

Zoom Meeting link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83045148316?pwd=STBrVFFmdW9lOUxLWWxWbzY2L05lUT09
Meeting ID: 830 4514 8316
Passcode: 014110

If you are unable to join with Zoom, you can call in to the meeting. Call in phone number: +1-346-248-7799.

All HTF grant applicants are invited to attend the public meeting of the HTF grant review committee. Each applicant is welcome to appoint one spokesperson to address the committee for up to 3 minutes per application. Applicants are encouraged to remind the grant committee of the urgency of their project, the benefit their project will have to the community, and update the committee on any changes to the project plans since the application was submitted. Committee members may ask questions of the applicant.

The report of the grant review committee will be heard by the Historic Sites Board of Review at their quarterly meeting on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. – also via Zoom. All applicants will be notified of the Board's decisions in the week following the Board meeting. Information will also be posted as soon as possible following the meeting to various social media sites and the KSHS webpage.


2022 Heritage Trust Fund grant round

Applications for the 2022 grant round were due November 1, 2021, and awards were announced February 26, 2022. These 17 awards total $1,237,321 in proposed grant funding. The following is the list of grant applications approved for funding, pending availability of funds:

2022 Heritage Trust Fund Grants
County Project Grant Amount
Butler C. N. James Cabin $31,552
Dickinson Prospect Park Farm $90,000
Douglas Douglas County Courthouse $90,000
Douglas Cohn-Gardner Hill Department Store $63,000
Geary Junction City High School (Old) $39,062
Greenwood Eureka's Memorial Hall $90,000
Jewell First National Bank of Mankato $12,990
Kingman Kingman City Building $87,293
Leavenworth 519 Marshall Street $90,000
Marion The Sunflower Theatre $85,656
Marshall Historic Frankfort School $81,990
Pottawatomie German Evangelical Church $46,320
Rooks Rooks County Courthouse $81,746
Sedgwick The Sternberg Mansion $85,800
Seward Rock Island Depot - Grier House $90,000
Stafford Nora E. Larabee Memorial Library $90,000
Wabaunsee Farmers Union Coop $81,912

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