MEPRD FY17 Grants Programs

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) is offering three separate grants in FY17. Learn more about each grant program below. Applicants are eligible to receive one award from each of the three grant programs, i.e. applying for or receiving an award from any of the three FY17 programs has no effect on an applicant's ability to apply for or receive an award from the other FY17 programs.

Important note about filling out MEPRD's Grant Applications. DO NOT fill them out within your internet browser window! Instead, follow these steps. 1) Download the application, 2) save the PDF to a known location on your computer, 3) close all internet browser windows, 4) open the PDF that you saved to your computer utilizing pdf reader/editing software installed on your computer, like Adobe Acrobat, 5) you will now be able to fill-in and save the contents of the application as you fill it out, 6) finally, we suggest testing this procedure by filling out a single form field, followed by saving the PDF, closing the pdf, then reopening the pdf in order to verify that you are able to save the application content.

Questions about MEPRD's grant programs?? Feel free to contact Bryan Werner at 618-346-4905.


FY17 Park & Trail Grant

Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $1,400,000 to the MEPRD FY17 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program.

Applications for the MEPRD FY17 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2016 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2017, or until 100% of the FY17 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.

FY17 Safe Parks and Trails Grant

Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $300,000 to the MEPRD FY17 Safe Parks and Trails Grant Program.

Applications for the MEPRD FY17 Safe Parks and Trails Grant Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2016 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2017, or until 100% of the FY17 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.

Download the MEPRD FY17 Safe Parks and Trails Grant Application here

FY17 Program details as of: 07/21/2016
FY17 Safe Parks and Trails Grant Program allocation: $300,000.00
0 grants have been awarded to date totaling: $0.00
0 grant requests are pending award consideration totaling: $0.00
FY17 Sponsorship funds remaining: $35,000.00


FY17 Event Sponsorship Grant

Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $35,000 to the MEPRD FY17 Event Sponsorship Grant Program.

Applications for the MEPRD FY17 Event Sponsorship Grant Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2016 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2017, or until 100% of the FY17 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner. If approved for an Event Sponsorship Grant, a reimbursement request should be submitted to MEPRD no more than 45 days after the event. The reimbursement request form can be found two sections below on this page.

Download the MEPRD FY17 Event Sponsorship Application here
Note: several changes have been made to the program compared to the FY16 Grant Program, so please read the application carefully before filling it out.

FY17 Program details as of: 07/21/2016
FY17 Event Sponsorship Program allocation: $35,000.00
1 event sponsored to date totaling: $2,311.00
1 sponsorship request is pending consideration totaling: $1,425.00
FY17 Sponsorship funds remaining: $31,264.00


MEPRD Logo Download

Click on the links below to download a vector version of MEPRD's logo. Two files have been provided; a color version and a black/white version. MEPRD prefers the use of the color version, however the black/white version can be used if all other sponsor logos are black/white. Please note: most individuals do not have software capable of opening vector files, e.g. Adobe Illustrator, but the graphic designer/t-shirt designer/printer will have. Please forward the file(s) or this page link to them. A vector version of MEPRD's logo should be used in all instances.

  • MEPRD Logo - Color (Vector)
    • MEPRD Logo - Black/White (Vector)


    • MEPRD Reimbursement Request Forms

      Finished with a project or event funded in part by MEPRD? Click on the links below to download the appropriate MEPRD Reimbursement Request Form.

      • MEPRD Reimbursement Request Form (for Development or Acquisition Projects)

        • MEPRD Event Sponsorship Reimbursement Request Form (submit no more than 45 days after the event)


        • County Affiliates

          Both the creation of the Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) and a one-tenth of one percent sales tax were approved by Madison and St. Clair County, Illinois voters in November 2000. Of these said funds, fifty percent is retained by the MEPRD organizational body (Metro East Park and Recreation District: located at 104 United Dr, Collinsville, IL 62234) and the other fifty percent is distributed back to the respective Counties. In Madison County, the funds are received by the Madison County Park and Recreation Grant Commission, whereas in St. Clair County, the funds are distributed equally between the St. Clair County Park and Recreation Grant Commission and the St. Clair County Property and Recreation Committee. Information pertaining to the availability and distribution of grant funds by these entities can only be obtained by contacting each individual County agency.

Partnerships

Let's Work Together!

Whether you are looking to complete a park or trail development project or looking to host a bike ride or 5K, MEPRD's grant programs are here to help!