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Legends and Lore Marker Grant Program

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies
for Cultural Commemoration Plaques

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Foundation / Corporation

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Connecticut Historical Society and William G. Pomeroy Foundation

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Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and academic institutions, and municipalities for local commemoration plaques. Funding is intended to promote cultural tourism and recognize local folklore and legends as an important part of the community heritage and to promote tourism.

For selected applicants to the program, the Pomeroy Foundation’s grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole, and shipping. The responsibility for the grantee is installation, maintenance, and the cost of a break-away pole, if required by their municipality.

“Folklore” encompasses many forms of informal, traditional culture. Markers should reflect important parts of community heritage, which can include local tales as well as traditions, crafts, celebrations, music, and people whose identity is important to the place. What are important parts of your community’s story that should be passed on? What matters is not so much that a tradition, story, or person be historically verifiable, but that it be locally meaningful.

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GrantWatch ID#: 185869

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Legend & Lore grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and municipalities in Connecticut, so individuals wishing to apply will need a local partner. Applicants to the program will be evaluated on the legitimacy and accuracy of the material that applicants in Connecticut intend to commemorate on a marker. Applicants may apply for multiple roadside markers in each grant round or in subsequent grant rounds.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted twice a year. This year’s dates are as follows:

Round 1
03/22/21 – Application becomes available online
05/03/21 – Application deadline
06/28/21 – Grants awarded (approximate)

Round 2
08/16/21 – Application becomes available online
10/11/21 – Application deadline
12/10/21 – Grants awarded (approximate)


Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

If you have any questions, contact Kate Schramm at

For technical questions about the application system, please contact: or call (315) 913-4060.

Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-236-5621

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USA: Connecticut

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