Commemorating History with Roadside Markers Across New York State

New Grant Round Begins on November 5 for Pomeroy Foundation Historic Markers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® will officially begin accepting grant applications for Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate history in several New York counties (Program Regions 7-9). A grant covers the entire cost of the marker, pole and shipping.

This new grant round will cover the following New York State counties: Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie (Region 7); Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego (Region 8); and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga (Region 9).

Letters of Intent to submit an application for a marker are due by Monday, Dec. 17. The final application deadline is Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Municipalities and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State are welcome to apply for the Historic Roadside Marker Grants. Local historical organizations or municipal historians will often apply for the grant on behalf of property owners.

To apply for a marker and review program guidelines, visit: or call (315) 913-4060. A complete grant schedule by region is available on the Foundation’s website:

About the Pomeroy Foundation

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 700 grants for historic signage in New York State and beyond. For information about all the Pomeroy Foundation’s signage grant programs, visit:

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