Heritage Grants are intended to support projects that preserve and interpret local historical and cultural resources.
Click here to watch a short film about a KHC heritage grant project.
Browse the online Heritage Grant application form. The browse function gives you the opportunity to review the questions and the format without filling anything out.
- Provide support for preservation and interpretation projects.
- Encourage the use of methods consistent with best standards and practices in the field.
- Increase public access to local and regional cultural resources.
- Strengthen relationships between organizations through the use of heritage consultants.
Projects eligible for heritage grant support include research, oral histories, collections care, collection digitization, language preservation, and hands-on training. Using a knowledgeable heritage consultant and implementing acceptable “best practices” are the keys to successful projects. This program is a partnership between the Kansas Humanities Council and the Kansas Historical Society. Click here to read through the 2016 Heritage Grant Guidelines.
Request Amount: Up to $3,500
Deadlines: Heritage grants are reviewed three times a year. Click here for schedule.
- Heritage Grant Guidelines
- Additional Oral History Guidelines
- Additional Photo Preservation Guidelines
- List of Statewide Archives
In-state nonprofits are eligible, except colleges and universities. 501(c)(3) status is not required, but applicants do need a DUNS number. What is a DUNS number? This nine-digit number is used to track federal funding. DUNS numbers are free and never require a processing fee. Receive a DUNS number free-of-charge by calling 866-705-5711 or by visiting http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
Organizations with an open grant from a previous grant cycle may not apply until the final report has been received by KHC.
- Review the Heritage Grant Guidelines. This is where to find information about the types of proposals KHC funds, how to use a heritage consultant, and directions on how to prepare your budget.
- Talk to KHC staff to make sure your project is eligible.
- Write a draft of your proposal and include a preliminary budget.
- Browse the online application form to get familiar with the online process and the questions. No registration needed.
- Prepare a draft using the same questions found on the online form or found on pages 3-8 of the Heritage Grant Guidelines.
- Email the draft as a pdf to Murl Riedel at murl(at)kansashumanities.org. Call (785) 357-0359 for help.
- KHC staff will review the draft proposal and offer comments on how to make the proposal more competitive for review by grant reviewers.
- Review your suggestions made by KHC staff and make any changes necessary to your proposal
- Make sure the attachments you want to include in your final application are in pdf format.
- You will receive an email welcoming you to the system after the first step.
- Click the “Save and Next” button if you get interrupted. This will save your work so that you can return to it at a later time. If you don’t, the information you typed into the form will be erased.
- Click the link in the “Access Your Application” email to return to your application-in-process.
- All attachments to your application must be uploaded as pdfs.
- Once you click “Submit,” you’re no longer able to make changes on the form.
- The Project Director, Fiscal Agent, and Registrant will receive an email confirmation from KHC when the application has been received.
- If you do not hear from KHC within 5 business days from the submission of your request, please call (785) 357-0359.