The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced the launch of its national Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, designed to promote cultural tourism and commemorate transportation canal history.
Markers proposed for the Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program must commemorate a historical canal fact that occurred more than 50 years from the year of the grant application. Currently, that year is 1969. M
arkers in this program will be installed near existing or former canal sites. The colors of the canal markers are blue with black lettering and border. There are two unique logos that applicants can choose from. Markers are 18” x 32” cast aluminum with a 7’ aluminum pole.
Canal marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and municipalities within the U.S. Grants for this program cover the entire cost of a marker, pole, and shipping. There is no cost to the grant recipient. For program guidelines and details on how to apply, visit the Foundation’s Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program webpage. The letter of intent deadline is April 17, 2019, and the grant application deadline is May 15, 2019.
The Pomeroy Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse. One of its main initiatives is helping people celebrate their community’s history through a variety of historic signage grant programs, including its new historic canals marker program.
For more information on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, visit their website.
Photo of D&H canal marker provided.