Grants of $500 to Kansas barn owners to defray the cost of structural assessment and repair priorities for historically significant barns. Funding is intended to support analysis and evaluation that will be used to plan and budget for the barn rehabilitation. The evaluation will serve as the first step to the barn renovations.
Evaluations of barn structures will be performed by a professional familiar with barn construction and approved by the Kansas Barn Alliance Board of Directors.
The evaluation will provide an analysis of the present condition of the structure.
The evaluation will itemize the repairs needed in order of importance to allow for work to be done in phases.
The prioritized list will contain approximate expenses for each phase of work. These cost estimates are not in any way to be assumed to be guaranteed. Only the contractor chosen for the work can give an accurate estimate of costs.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Criteria to be considered by grant committee (not necessarily in this order):
- The applicant shall be the owner of the barn or must have written approval of the owner.
- The history of the barn is to be included from the present owner back to its original owner and builder if possible.
- The owner should be willing to have farmstead information entered on the Kansas Historical Society’s Kansas Historic Resources Inventory (KHRI). This is a record of pre-1950 barns and farmsteads and other properties. It is not a listing on either the Kansas Register or National Register of Historic Places.
- Barn or farmstead should have enough integrity to be a potential listing on the National Register of Historic Places whether the owner wishes to pursue it or not.
Applicants are not required to be members of the Kansas Barn Alliance. However, preference will be given to members in the event the overall total grant award limit, determined annually by the board, is reached and eliminations need to occur.
The next application deadline will be July 15, 2021 (postmarked).
The grant funds will be paid directly to the professional doing the evaluation. The matching $500 contributed by the barn owner will also be paid to the person doing the evaluation.
Kansas Barn Alliance Directors and/or their representatives will make personal visits to barns that are finalists.
Estimated Size of Grant
Grants are for $500. Winning applicants will be awarded a one-year membership in KBA.
Mail applications to:
Kansas Barn Alliance Grant
P.O. Box 86,
Concordia, Kansas 66901