FY15 Park & Trail Grant Program

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) has committed funds, not to exceed a total program distribution of $2,000,000, to be awarded to successful applicants of the MEPRD FY15 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program.

Applications for the MEPRD FY15 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2014 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2015 or until 100% of the FY15 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner. Applications received past this time will not be considered for funding by MEPRD for MEPRD's FY15 grant program.

  • Grant Application

  • Poverty levels by city/village spreadsheet. (N/A to all projects)

  • Urban areas map or Download the urban areas KML file

  • (Note: to utilize a KML file, Google Earth or a similar application must be installed on your computer.)

    Program details as of: 10/15/2014
    FY15 Grant Program Allocation: $2,000,000.00
    10 grants have been awarded to date totaling: $1,445,062.00
    2 grant requests are pending award consideration totaling: $311,276.00
  • FY15 Grant Program funds remaining: $243,662.00

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: No applicant shall request a grant award that exceeds the remaining FY15 program funds. Although MEPRD makes every attempt to update the figures on this page in a timely manner, the remaining funds shown may not accurately reflect the actual total of remaining funds. In addition, if for example two eligible applications were to be submitted, one right after another, the second application through the door may have to be revised based on the balance of remaining funds after subtracting the requested dollar amount contained within the first application through the door.

If you have any questions about MEPRD's grant programs please contact Bryan Werner at 618-346-4905.

FY15 Event Sponsorship Program

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) has committed funds, not to exceed a total program distribution of $34,500.00, to be awarded to successful applicants of the MEPRD FY15 Event Sponsorship Grant Program. MEPRD will provide grant funding towards certain types of public community events related to parks, trails and recreation in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. Funds were made available on July 1, 2014 and will be available for request until June 30, 2015 or until all funds are awarded. Requests are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. Eligible events are defined within the application. Applicants are limited to one MEPRD Event Sponsorship grant per MEPRD fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). If you have any questions about MEPRD's grant programs please contact Bryan Werner at 618-346-4905.

  • MEPRD Event Sponsorship Application

    Program details as of: 10/15/2014
    FY15 Event Sponsorship Program allocation: $34,500.00
    9 events sponsored to date totaling: $15,051.67
    0 sponsorship requests pending consideration totaling: $0
    FY15 Sponsorship funds remaining: $19,448.33

  • 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 Form

        Finished with a project funded in part by MEPRD?? Click on the link below to download/view MEPRD's Reimbursement Request Form.

        • MEPRD Reimbursement Request Form

        • 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 (located at 104 United Dr, Collinsville, IL) and the other half 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!