Historical Society Announces Trust Fund Workshops

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced it will conduct four Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) workshops across Kansas in the coming months.

The workshop schedule follows:
· Topeka: September 9, 2008, Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue · Salina: October 6, 2008, Prescott Meeting Room of the Salina Public Library - 301 West Elm Street · Hays: November 5, 2008, Ellis County Historical Society, 100 W. 7th Street · Topeka: December 9, 2008, Kansas Historical Society - 6425 SW 6th Avenue

Each workshop begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by an informational session on tax credits for rehabilitation at 1:30 p.m. Those applying for HTF grants are encouraged to attend these free workshops, but attendance is not required for eligibility.

The Heritage Trust Fund is a state program that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places. It is a competitive grant program, in which applicants compete for the funds that are available for that year.

To date, nearly $10 million have been awarded to projects across the state. Through the program, the Historical Society helps communities realize their preservation goals and increase interest in their historic resources. The deadline for applications for the 2009 round of grants will be March 1, 2009. The deadline for the preliminary application for staff review is January 15, 2009.

For more information on the HTF workshops or to make a reservation, call 785-272-8681, ext. 245. For more information on the HTF program, visit kshs.org/resource/htfinfo.htm or contact Kansas Historical Society Grants Manager Katrina Ringler at 785-272-8681, ext .215, or kringler@kshs.org.


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