The newest grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program has officially opened. The most recognizable of the Pomeroy Foundation’s signature grant programs, these 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, September 13th, 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, October 4th, 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.