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Grants to Kansas Agencies, IHEs, and Organizations for Activities to Preserve Historic Resources

Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grant


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Funding Source
Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) - Historic Preservation Fund (HPF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/14/23 11:59 PM Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Kansas local governments, academic institutions, and other organizations for activities to preserve historic resources. Funding is intended for a range of projects, including but not limited to surveys, educational activities, disaster preparedness, training, archeological excavation, and other activities that contribute to the preservation of the built environment and archeological resources. Through property identification and evaluation, communities may assess their historic properties and develop plans for their recognition and preservation.

Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants must result in a completed, tangible product and/or measurable result. All activities must pertain to the preservation programs outlined in the National Historic Preservation Act. They must be carried out in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Archeology and Historic Preservation and National Register Program Guidelines. All identification, evaluation, and treatment activities supported by HPF or matching funds must be conducted, supervised, or reviewed by an appropriately qualified professional who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Surveys to identify a community’s historic structures or archeological sites
  • Testing to assess National Register of Historic Places eligibility of archeological sites
  • Preparation of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Development of preservation plans for historic properties or communities
  • Historic preservation-related educational activities
  • Preservation-focused disaster preparedness plans
  • Preservation-focused conferences and training opportunities
  • Preservation assistants for organizations and local preservation commissions
  • Archeological testing and excavation (with additional review and oversight)
  • Physical preservation and repair of historic properties (with additional review and oversight)
  • Any other activities focused on the preservation of cultural resources in the state  

Priorities: Each year the state posts a list of high‐priority projects. Projects that address these priorities receive additional consideration in the evaluation process. The state priorities for FY2023 are as follows:  

  • Surveys and/or National Register nominations focused on the history of a population in Kansas that is currently underrepresented in the inventory and/or National Register designations.
  • Projects to increase knowledge and awareness of historic resources associated with minority populations in Kansas
  • Survey of historic heritage parks and building collections (aka “building zoos”)
  • Surveys of residential neighborhoods, especially those developed post-WWII and mid-20th century.
  • Surveys of modern movement architectural styles constructed between 1950 and 1970. 

For a list of Medium Priority projects, see

A priority for Certified Local Governments (CLGs) specifically is the planning and implementation of regional or local workshops and seminars that promote the use of traditional craftsmanship to preserve and repair historic properties. CLGs are encouraged to apply for grant funding to send members of their planning and preservation commissions to historic preservation training and conferences in-state as well as other regional and national preservation conferences and preservation training opportunities. Attendance may be in person or remote. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Ten percent of grant funds awarded to the SHPO must be passed through to Certified Local Governments (CLGs) per federal regulations. The SHPO awards additional grant monies to cities, counties, universities, and other eligible organizations, to help support local historic preservation activities.

Pre-Application Information
All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Grant awards will be announced at the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review meeting on May 6, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

Grants reimburse up to 60% of project costs.

Any applicant seeking funding for a survey project must agree to the current HPF grant-funded survey requirements (see Survey Requirements in Supporting Documents below).

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Grant requests usually do not exceed $30,000 per project.

Contact Information
To apply online:

Katrina L. Ringler
Grants Manager and CLG Coordinator
785-272-8681 ext. 215

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