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Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Grant

Grants to Kansas Agencies, IHEs, and
Organizations for Preservation Efforts

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Kansas Historical Society and Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) - Historic Preservation Fund (HPF)

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Deadline Date:

04/30/20 Midnight (Receipt)


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Grants to Kansas local governments, IHEs, and other eligible organizations for preservation efforts. Projects may include surveys, educational activities, disaster preparedness, training and conferences, and activities that focus on the preservation of cultural resources in the state. Preference will be given to Certified Local Governments.

HPF grants must result in a completed, tangible product and/or measurable result. 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 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
  • Any other activities focused on the preservation of cultural resources in the state  

Consult the current HPF Products Manual in Supporting Documents below for further descriptions of the most common activities undertaken with HPF grant funds.

The state priorities for FY2020 are as follows: 

Funding Priorities

Urgent Priority

  • Surveys and/or National Register nominations focused on women’s contribution to history in Kansas.
  • 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 page 3 of the Application document in Supporting Documents below. 

Any project addressing goals and objectives found in the 2017-2022 Kansas Preservation Plan is encouraged. 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. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 155454

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The SHPO awards grant monies to cities, counties, universities, and other eligible organizations, to help support local historic preservation activities.

Applications from Certified Local Governments (CLGs) will be given priority consideration. A current list of CLGs in Kansas is available online at

Pre-Application Information:

Due to public health concerns and the temporary shut down of public offices, final applications are now due April 30, 2020

Applicants must provide a DUNS number. See for more information.

Grant regulations require applicants to provide a minimum of 40% of the project total as a match for the 60% reimbursed by grant funds. For more information on Matching Funds, see the Application document in Supporting Documents below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants may contact the grant manager at 785-272-8681 ext.215 or with any questions.

Both preliminary and final applications can be emailed to

Kansas Historical Society
Cultural Resources Division
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099
785-272-8681, ext. 240

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