Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2011

KCK receives state grant

May 26, 2011

The Kansas Historical Society announced that Kansas City, Kan., is one of five cities receiving Historic Preservation Fund grants this year.

A total of $108,232 in grants will be distributed to seven projects across Kansas in federal fiscal year 2011, five of them to cities. The city of Kansas City, Kan., and the Unified Government will receive $11,765 for a Strawberry Hill Neighborhood Historic Survey.

Grants also were awarded to the cities of Hutchinson, Lawrence, Topeka and Wichita, as well as Kansas State University and the Lindsborg Chamber of Commerce.

A total of 18 requests were received, totaling $244,463. The Historic Preservation Fund Grants Review Committee reviewed the applications and made recommendations to the Historic Sites Review Board, who made the final determination May 14.

Up to 60 percent of the cost of eligible activities may be funded through this program. Activities include the identification and evaluation of properties that may be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places through surveys.

More information about the Historic Preservation Fund grant program can be found online at kshs.org/resource/ hpfinfo or contact the Cultural Resources Division of the Kansas Historical Society at (785) 272-8681, ext. 240, or cultural_resources@kshs.org.

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