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Pomeroy Foundation’s Signature New York State Historic Marker Program Opens Grant Round Today in 16 Counties

August 02, 2021 9:55 AM | Steve Bodnar

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opens today, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021.

The most recognizable of the Pomeroy Foundation’s signature grant programs, blue and yellow markers commemorate historic people, places, things or events in New York State between 1740-1921. Grant funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping.

This grant round covers the following New York State counties: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster (Region 4); Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington (Region 5); and Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence (Region 6).

The NYS marker program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state and federal government entities within New York State.

Those interested in applying for a marker grant must submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker and will be reviewed by professional historians. The Letter of Intent is a requirement in order to be eligible to apply for a marker grant. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s NYS historic markers webpage to learn more about program guidelines, eligibility and how to apply online:

In addition to the NYS marker program, the Pomeroy Foundation offers marker grant programs with themes spanning from folklore to food history. Search, filter and view all of the Foundation’s funded markers and plaques nationwide with its interactive, digital map feature.

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About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation:

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of its initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. The Pomeroy Foundation meets this part of its mission by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of historic roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,400 markers and plaques across the United States, all the way to Alaska. Visit:

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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