The next grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program is currently open.
The 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 cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping.
This grant round covers the following counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond (Region 1); Nassau and Suffolk (Region 2); Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester (Region 3).
Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, June 8, 2020. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, July 6, 2020. To apply for a grant or review application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s NYS marker program page.
The Pomeroy Foundation has made adjustments to the marker grant application process to assist those who are presently unable to access primary source documentation. Details about submitting substitute documentation are available on their website. A complete grant schedule by region is also on the site.
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.
Additional Pomeroy Foundation marker 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 marker map with listings of current markers and plaques.
More information on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation can be found on their website.