This roadside marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1921. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping.
This grant round covers the following counties in New York State: Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, 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, December 14th, 2020. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, January 18th, 2020.