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Culture Preservation Grants

Culture Preservation Grants support projects that preserve and create access to historical or cultural resources that document stories of life in Kansas.

Goals:

  • Preserve stories that document the human experience
  • Increase public access to our shared cultural heritage
  • Enhance organizational capacity through the use of a Project Consultant

Types of Projects HK Supports

Oral histories, digitization efforts, transcription, collections care, language preservation, hands-on training, and other creative preservation projects are eligible. Using the knowledge of a Project Consultant and implementing best practices are the keys to a successful application. This program is a partnership between Humanities Kansas and the Kansas Historical Society.

To be competitive for funding, proposals should clearly define the scope of work, 
explain the process, and articulate why the material is important. The best proposals focus on a single story or collection of material. 

Who Can Apply

  • In-state nonprofit organizations are eligible, except colleges and universities
  • 501(c)(3) status is not required
  • A DUNS number is required. What is a DUNS number? The 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. Need help? Follow the simple, step-by-step "How to Get a DUNS Number" cheat sheet
  • Organizations with an open HK grant from a previous cycle are ineligible

Award Amounts and Deadlines
 

Amount: Up to $3,500
Deadlines: Applications are reviewed three times a year

Spring 2020
Draft: Due Jan 29, 2020
Final Application: Due Feb 26, 2020
Notification by HK: By Apr 1, 2020. Projects can begin after Apr 18. 

Summer 2020
Draft: Due Apr 22, 2020
Final Application: Due May 20, 2020
Notification by HK: By Jul 1, 2020. Projects can begin after Jul 18.

Fall 2020
Draft: Due Aug 26, 2020
Final Application: Due Sep 30, 2020
Notification by HK: By Nov 4, 2020. Projects can begin after Nov 14. 

Grants are available as funding allows. 

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Common Questions

For more information, contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl@humanitieskansas.org or 785-357-0359. 

 

 

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