The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for projects related to Preservation with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program

Matching grant program (75/25) for commercial building renovation; blight removal; preservation. Project must benefit low-to-moderate income persons (at least 51%) per U.S. Census or official survey process or be blight by legal opinion and governing body declaration. Business plans required and governing body hearing(s) must occur prior to application deadline.

Deadline: Open application period each year.
Source: Kansas Department of Commerce

Heritage Trust Fund Grant Program

Grants for activities that preserve or restore historic properties. Competitive grants are available ranging from $5,000 to $90,000. A minimum 20% match is required. Properties must be listed on the Kansas or National Register of Historic Places.

Deadline: Annually, generally in the fall.
Source: Kansas Historical Society

State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program

State income tax credit equal to 25% of qualifying rehabilitation expenses for historic buildings. Properties must be listed on the Kansas or National Register of Historic Places or be deemed a “contributor” to a historic district.

Deadline: Applications accepted any time; not competitive. Application process must begin prior to start of any rehabilitation work.
Source: Kansas Historical Society

Transportation Alternatives Program

A Federal reimbursement program that provides funding for projects that relate to surface transportation and fall within one of the three eligible project categories 1.) Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities, 2.) Historic, and 3.) Scenic and Environmental. Historic can be rehabilitating historic transportation-related structures such as depots, bridges, and brick streets. Project applications must be submitted by a local governing entity (i.e. city, county, school district, and other political subdivisions). Program intended for projects without traditional funding sources. Projects that routinely receive funding from local sources will receive lower priority. Minimum local match is 20%.

Deadline: Every other year.
Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation