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Traditional Historic Roadside Marker Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Regions to Recognize and Mark Historic Sites

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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William G. Pomeroy Foundation

LOI Date:

09/14/18

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 - Deadline for Regions 10-12

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofits and municipalities to install roadside markers that recognize historic people, places, and things. A letter of intent is due March 12, 2018. The information written on the marker must have historic significance within the time frame of 1740 to 1917.

Eligible Counties are grouped into "regions," as outlined below. Each grant cycle is for a different group of "regions," as outlined further in the Pre-Application Information section below.

Eligible Counties Grouped into Regions:

Region 1: Bronx. Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Region 2: Nassau, Suffolk
Region 3: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Region 4: Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster
Region 5: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington
Region 6: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence

Region 7: Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie
Region 8: Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego
Region 9: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga

Region 10: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins
Region 11: Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming
Region 12: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation strongly believes that historic markers play an important role in local historic preservation by serving a dual purpose. They educate the public and foster historic tourism, which in turn can provide much needed economic benefits to the towns and villages where the markers are placed.

The program will commemorate historic people, places, or things within the time frame of 1740-1917 by awarding grants to install historic markers. This funding includes a standard marker, mounting pole and shipping. Grantees are responsible for the installation of the marker

Theme:
Remember World War I Centennial 2017 - This theme will commemorate the following criteria related to World War I:
- Military training camps/sites
- Wartime production and innovations, i.e. production for war effort, inventions related the war effort
- Home front and patriotic activities, e.g. Farm Cadet Program, YWCA programs, etc.
- Sites significant to the life history of WWI Medal of Honor recipients (includes birthplaces and burial sites)

World War I or World War II must appear in the text of a marker.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181342

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.

For a complete list of counties grouped by regions, see the Description above, and for the relevant grant schedule for each region see the Pre-Application Information section below.

Pre-Application Information:

Full Grant Schedule by Region:

Regions 1-3:

- 4/30/18 - Material available online
- 6/11/18 - Deadline to submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to verify Primary Source. Submit your proposed marker inscription and list the primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text.
- 7/07/18 - Application deadline
- End of Q3 2018 - Awards granted

Regions 4-6:

- 8/03/18 - Material available online
- 09/14/18 – Deadline to submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to verify Primary Source. Submit your proposed marker inscription and list the primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text.
- 10/01/18 - Application deadline
- End of Q4 2018 - Awards granted

Regions 7-9:

- 11/06/17 - Material available online
- 12/18/17 - Deadline to submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to verify Primary Source. Submit your proposed marker inscription and list the primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text.
- 01/18/18 - Application deadline
- End of Q1 2018 - Awards granted

Regions 10-12:

- 02/02/18 - Material available online
- 03/12/18 - Deadline to submit Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to verify Primary Source. Submit your proposed marker inscription and list the primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text.
- 04/02/18 - Application deadline
- End of Q2 2018 - Awards granted

Helpful Links:

- FAQs:
http://www.wgpfoundation.org/index.cfm/nys-historic-grant-programs/historic-roadside-marker-program/historic-marker-faq-s/

- Grant schedule:
http://www.wgpfoundation.org/index.cfm/nys-historic-grant-programs/historic-roadside-marker-program/schedule/

- Grant Information:
http://www.wgpfoundation.org/index.cfm/nys-historic-grant-programs/historic-roadside-marker-program/

- Primary Source Information:
http://www.wgpfoundation.org/index.cfm/nys-historic-grant-programs/historic-roadside-marker-program/historic-marker-program-apply/primary-source-documentation-for-william-g-pomeroy-foundation-historic-roadside-marker-grants/

- Tips:
http://www.wgpfoundation.org/index.cfm/nys-historic-grant-programs/historic-roadside-marker-program/historic-marker-program-apply/tips-for-locating-primary-and-contemporary-source-documentation-for-ny-state-on-the-internet/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=pomeroy

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation
492 E. Brighton Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13210

(315) 913-4060
info@wgpfoundation.org

Christy: 315-913-4060

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York