The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program is now open. This program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1921. Grant funding includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping.
This grant round covers the following New York State counties: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond (Region 1); Nassau and Suffolk (Region 2); and Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester (Region 3).
The NYS Historic Marker Grant 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, June 7th, 2021. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The Letter of Intent is a requirement in order to be eligible to apply for a marker grant. The application deadline is Friday, July 9th. To view program guidelines, regional grant schedule and details about how to apply online, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s NYS marker program page.
In addition to the NYS marker program, the Foundation offers marker grant programs with themes spanning from folklore and historic transportation canals to civil rights and the National Register of Historic Places. Search, filter and view all of the Foundation’s funded markers and plaques nationwide with its interactive, digital map feature.
Photo of WM. HH. Crosier Historic Marker provided.