Foundation / Corporation
Kansas Barn Alliance (KBA)
Grants of $350 to Kansas individuals for evaluations to preserve historically significant barn structures. Funding will be used to defray the cost of a structural analysis carried out by a qualified preservation contractor and the compiling of a repair prioritization list. This resulting report will serve as a first step to rehabilitation.
The evaluation of a barn structure 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.
The separation of phases of work will allow the owner to budget for the future or to apply for grants if that is appropriate. It will also permit owner to determine what work might be undertaken by him or herself.
Criteria to be considered by grant committee (not necessarily in this order):
a. Applicant shall be the owner of the barn or must have written approval of owner.
b. Planned use for repaired barn should be described. Include business plan if commercial use is planned.
c. The present use of barn should be stated. Photo documentation of interior and exterior of the barn should be included.
d. The history of the barn is to be included from the present owner back to its original owner and builder if possible.
e. 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.
f. 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. Owner shall be given complete information of the advantages of being listed on the NRHP and the tax credits available.
GrantWatch ID#: 172228
The grant is $350.
Winning applicants will be awarded a one year membership in KBA.
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.
This grant provides 50% of the cost of a structural analysis and repair prioritization list of one barn.
The grant funds will be paid directly to the professional doing the evaluation. The matching $350 contributed by the barn owner will also be paid to the person doing the evaluation.
The next application deadline will be July 15, 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Kansas Barn Alliance Grant
P.O. Box 86,
Concordia, Kansas 66901