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Grants to Louisiana Groups and Individuals for the Creation
of Signs Commemorating Historical Events and Locations

Louisiana Historical Marker Program

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Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Louisiana Tourism Development Commission (LTDC)

Deadline Date:

05/18/22 Postmarked

Description:

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Grants to Louisiana groups and individuals for the creation of signs that commemorate historical events, facts, sites, and people. Funding is intended to cover the cost of the signs, including shipping. Each nomination proposing an idea for a sign must particularly identify with the history of the nation, state, or region. Historical markers are privately sponsored and funded by sponsors.

La. R.S. 48:271(A) authorizes the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to erect, at suitable points selected by the Louisiana Tourism Development Commission (LTDC), bronze markers denoting and describing locations and occasions of historical interest.

In order for an historic event to be eligible for commemoration with a marker, the event must have occurred at least fifty years ago. Likewise, a place or person must have attained its significance at least fifty years ago, although there are exceptions if the event, place, or person is of extraordinary historical significance. Markers shall be erected in safe locations, at or close to the places being commemorated, and where they will be visible to the traveling public. 

For marker placement criteria, see https://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/Tourism/industry-partners/LA%20Historical%20Marker%20Guidelines%20Application%202022_ext.pdf#page=4.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195904

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any individual or group may nominate a location or occasion of historical interest for historical marker commemoration.

No marker shall be erected to commemorate a living person.

Pre-Application Information:

Louisiana Historical Marker Program Application Deadline is May 18, 2022.
All applications must be postmarked or emailed by the day of the deadline or will not be accepted.
FAX submissions will NOT be accepted.

Pending possible further revisions to the script, the LOT will formally present the marker nominations to the LTDC for approval at its quarterly meeting in August. The August meeting is open to the public, and sponsors may attend.

For the Procedure for Developing and Submitting a Marker Topic and the Approval Process, see:
https://www.crt.state.la.us/Assets/Tourism/industry-partners/LA%20Historical%20Marker%20Guidelines%20Application%202022_ext.pdf#page=2

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications and additional documentation to:

Louisiana Office of Tourism
Louisiana Historical Marker Program
Attn: Lynne Coxwell
P.O. Box 94291
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

OR
Louisiana Office of Tourism
Louisiana Historical Marker Program
Attn: Lynne Coxwell
1051 N. 3rd St., Rm. 347
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

For questions, please contact Lynne Coxwell at 225.342.2876 or at lcoxwell@crt.la.gov.

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