FY16 Park & Trail Grant Program

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) has committed funds, not to exceed a total program distribution of $1,500,000, to be awarded to successful applicants of the MEPRD FY16 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program.

Applications for the MEPRD FY16 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2015 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2016, or until 100% of the FY16 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner. Applications received past this time will not be considered for funding by MEPRD for MEPRD's FY16 grant program.

  • Download the FY16 Application Here
  • Note: a few changes have been made to the program, so please read the application carefully before filling it out.

    Having troubles saving your application content? If so, follow these steps before filling out the application. 1) Download the application, 2) save the PDF to your computer to a known location, 3) close all internet browser windows, 4) open the PDF that you saved to your computer, 5) you will now be able save the contents of the application as you fill it out within the pdf, 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.

  • 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: 07/23/2015
    FY16 Grant Program Allocation: $1,500,000.00
    0 grants have been awarded to date totaling: $0
    1 grant request pending award consideration totaling: $13,775.00
  • FY16 Grant Program funds remaining: $1,486,225.00

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

FY16 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 FY16 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, 2015 and will be available for request until June 30, 2016 or until all funds are awarded. Requests are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. Eligible applicants and 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.

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

Program details as of: 07/23/2015
FY16 Event Sponsorship Program allocation: $34,500
4 events sponsored to date totaling: $5,940.00
0 sponsorship requests pending consideration totaling: $0
FY16 Sponsorship funds remaining: $28,560.00

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 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!