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Tools to Help Your Project


Pittsburg MemorialTo help communities and organizations to succeed, the sponsors are providing more than a matching grant. All submissions will receive national exposure via the Commission's web site, but the 100 selected projects will also receive special recognition as award winners providing a great incentive to local contributors that the applicants solicit for their projects.

Additionally, the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program will assist participants with local public relations and community outreach efforts by providing promotion templates, social media resources, images, PSA copy and more via the program's promotion tool kits.

The promotion plans and opportunities are constantly changing, but the plans include:

  • If a project is submitted early to take advantage of the national association and exposure, the submitting organization can request that their submission be kept open for editing allowing them to continue to update their application and files until the submission deadline on January 15, 2018.
  • After the submission deadline, all compliant project applications, the memorials and the accompanying photo essays & videos will be published on the website.
  • On or around April 6, 2018, the second 50 grant awards will be announced.
  • From the announcements forwards, the restoration and commemoration accomplishments of the 100 awardees will be showcased. Showcases will include recognition for each nominee group and its participating partner organizations, including its principle donors. 
  • On or around November 11, 2018, the date of national commemoration of the World War I armistice, national press conferences will accompany commemoration activities. The 100 awardee organizations, as well as our major national funding partners, will be recognized in ceremonies.
  • Additionally, a high-quality coffee table book published by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the United States World War One Centennial Commission honoring the efforts and achievements of the 100 awardees (and listing all compliant grant application projects) will be released to the public sometime in 2019. National sponsor organizations will be prominently profiled. Each awardee memorial project will be included.


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