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Grants Available for Roadside Markers Commemorating History in New York State

November 04, 2019 10:06 AM | Steve Bodnar

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation officially opened the next grant round of its New York State Historic Marker Grant Program today, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019.

The marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1920. Grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping.

This grant round is available in the following counties: Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie (Region 7); Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego (Region 8); and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga (Region 9).

The NYS Historic Marker Grant Program is open to local, state and federal government entities, nonprofit academic institutions and 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State. Often, municipal historians or local historical organizations (or related nonprofits) will apply for a marker on behalf of a property owner.

Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. To apply for a grant or review application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s NYS marker program page. A complete grant schedule by region is also on the Foundation’s website.

Additional marker grant programs include the Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, National Register Signage Grant Program and National Women’s Suffrage Marker Program. The Foundation’s website also features an interactive, digital map that can be filtered across several categories to view current markers and plaques.

About the Pomeroy Foundation

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is a grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y. One of its initiatives is to help communities celebrate their history with fully funded roadside markers. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded nearly 1,000 roadside markers and plaques in multiple states. Grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole and shipping. Visit: www.wgpfoundation.org

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

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

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