William G. Pomeroy announces grant opportunity

Pomeroy Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity for Historic Markers and Markers Commemorating New York’s Role in World War I

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation launched its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 and as of October 2017 has funded over 450 markers in 51 counties across the State.   The program commemorates historic people, places or things within the time frame of 1740-1917.

In addition to the traditional historic marker grant program, the Foundation is also offering grants for Historic Markers to help commemorate the Centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I.  Please visit the Foundation’s website at www.wgpfoundation.org for specific themes related to New York’s Role in World War I.

Grants are accepted quarterly and are broken down into regions by county.  Starting November 6, 2017 the Foundation will be accepting applications from the following counties:  Cayuga, Cortland, Fulton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego and Schoharie.  The grant for a Historic Roadside Marker covers the entire cost of the marker, pole and shipping.  Recipients are responsible for installation.   Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations and municipalities within New York state.

The application process is accepted on-line only.  Please visit www.wgpfoundation.org to apply or to obtain additional information on the grant process.   For information on how to apply, please contact Christy at 315-913-4060.

About The William G. Pomeroy Foundation:   The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s two main initiatives are to help diversify the Be the Match Registry by supporting bone marrow drives in diverse communities and preserves history through  Historic Signage Grant Programs.

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