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Highlight Local History with Fully-Funded Historical Markers in the Finger Lakes, Western NY, Southern Tier

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The next regional round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s New York State Historic Marker Grant Program is now open. Markers funded through this program commemorate historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the timeframe of 1683 to 1924.

Markers benefit communities in several ways, including educating the public, encouraging pride of place and promoting historic tourism. The current grant round is open in the following counties: Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins (Region 10); Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates (Region 11); and Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming (Region 12).

Pomeroy Foundation marker grants are available to local, state and federal government entities, nonprofit academic institutions, and 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State. Those interested in applying for a marker grant must submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) to verify primary sources by Monday, Feb. 26. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the marker text. Grants fund the cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping. The final application deadline is Monday, April 1.

To apply for a marker during the current grant round, review application requirements, or view the complete grant schedule by region, visit:

Since 2006, the Pomeroy Foundation has fully-funded more than 1,550 markers across all 62 New York State counties. Additional marker grant programs include Hungry for History®, Hometown Heritage™, Legends & Lore®, Patriot Burials™, Historic Transportation and National Register.

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 historical roadside markers, the Pomeroy Foundation has awarded nearly 2,300 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 48 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit

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Kathy Coffta Sims
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William G. Pomeroy Foundation