This program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States with roadside markers.
Canal markers must be installed near an existing or former canal site and recognize a historical fact that occurred more than 50 years before the year of the grant application, which is currently 1972.
Canal marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state, and federal government entities within the United States. Grant funding includes the total cost of a marker, pole, and shipping.
Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) by Wednesday, October 5th. The grant application deadline is Wednesday, November 9th. To learn more about the Historic Transportation Canals Marker Program or to apply online, click here.
Photo of William G. Pomeroy Foundation historic marker provided.