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  • City of Topeka Heritage Tourism Improvement Grants and Heritage Tourism Planning & Marketing Grants
  • City of Topeka Neighborhood Revitalization Program property tax rebate
    State and federal income tax credits.
  • A 20% Federal income tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to be “certified historic structures.”
  • A 10% Federal income tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of non-historic and non-residential buildings constructed before 1936. There is no formal review process for rehabilitations of non-historic buildings.
  • The Kansas State Tax Credit is equal to 25 percent of qualifying expenses incurred during a qualified project on a qualified building. Qualified buildings are those that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Register of Historic Kansas Places, or have been deemed contributors to a National or State Register Historic District.

State Historic Preservation Fund Grant

The Kansas State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) administers the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) to finance local preservation activities that will contribute to planning for the preservation of the built environment and archeological resources. properties and develop plans for their recognition and preservation.


Heritage Trust Fund Grant
The Heritage Trust Fund (HTF) is a state program that provides matching funds for the preservation of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the Register of Historic Kansas Places.


Bill Fiander, AICP

Planning Director

Kris Wagers

Administrative Officer
620 SE Madison
Topeka, KS 66607

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