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William G. Pomeroy Foundation® Announces New Grant Round Opening of Historic Transportation Canals Marker Program

Syracuse, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the newest grant round of its Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, opening Tuesday, September 7. This 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,” shared Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives of the Pomeroy Foundation. “This marker program is an opportunity to put the spotlight on these important historic waterways. 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 1971.

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

Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent by Monday, October 18. The grant application deadline is Friday, November 19. To learn more about the Historic Transportation Canals Marker Program or to apply online, please visit:

About the Pomeroy Foundation:
The William G. Pomeroy 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. One of its initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. This is met by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded over 1,500 signs across the United States. To learn more about the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, please visit

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Steve Bodnar
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William G. Pomeroy Foundation