Grant Guidelines


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

Grant Timeframe: 1740-1918

Only submit proposals that have historic significance within this time frame. Proposals outside of this time frame will be automatically disqualified.

Marker Letter Limits

Please pay close attention to this section in the application. There is a limited number of letters allowed in each line. The title line allows 15 characters and the five body lines can have 27 each.

Historical Accuracy

Primary source documentation is required to verify historical accuracy. The applying agency is responsible for supplying photocopies of the sources and specific statements used to verify historical facts. If selected, the strength of supporting materials substantially lessens the timeframe between acceptance and funding.  If The William G. Pomeroy Foundation cannot substantiate the historical accuracy based on the supporting documentation provided, the opportunity for approval is limited. NOTE: Images provided with applications may be uploaded. Please underline, highlight or otherwise indicate relevant text.

Marker Application Limit

If applying for more than five (5) markers, please contact Christy first at 315-913-4060 for pre-approval.

Grant Checklist

Separate applications are required for each marker applied for. Please be sure to complete all information before submitting your application.

  • Applying agency information.  Regions are determined by the APHNYS map.
  • Marker contact information
  • Proposed location in specific detail
  • Description of what is being commemorated (must be within the 1740-1918 timeframe)
  • Historic significance
  • Proposed inscription

Please be sure that you have included all additional documents asked for:

  • Copy of IRS Determination Letter
  • Land Permission Letter
  • Primary source documentation

Application Deadline for Regions 7-9:

  • Materials to apply on line will be available starting Monday November 5, 2018.

  • Deadline to submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) and a listing of Primary Source(s) is Monday, December 17, 2018. Please submit your proposed marker inscription and the list the primary source documentation you have assembled to verify the historic accuracy of your text to our online database at by clicking here.

  • Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 21, 2019. 

  • We expect to award grants for this program by the end of March 2019

Remember WWI Centennial 2017
World War I or WWI must appear in text of marker

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)


You can apply for a Historic Roadside Marker on-line. Just click on Apply Here! below to apply or create an account. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.


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The William G. Pomeroy Foundation