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Funding Available for Roadside Markers to Commemorate Historic Transportation Canals Nationwide

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is pleased to announce the newest grant round of its Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program opens today, Wednesday, Sept. 7. This grant program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States with roadside markers.

“Historically, transportation canals have played a significant role in development and commerce across the country,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “This marker program is an opportunity to spotlight these important historic waterways. Historic markers help educate the public, encourage pride of place, and promote economic activity.”

Canal markers must be installed near an existing or former canal site and recognize a historical fact that occurred more than 50 years before the year of the grant application, which is currently 1972.

Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state, and federal government entities within the United States. Funding includes the total cost of a marker, pole, and shipping.

Those interested in applying for a Pomeroy Foundation marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) by Wednesday, Oct. 5. The grant application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 9.

For complete program guidelines, eligibility and how to apply online, visit the Historic Transportation Canals webpage:

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About the Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and working to improve the probability of finding appropriate donor matches or other life-saving treatments for blood cancer patients. Established by Trustee Bill Pomeroy in 2005 to bring together his two greatest passions, the Pomeroy Foundation is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historic roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded nearly 2,000 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 46 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit

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William G. Pomeroy Foundation