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: 04/20/2016
FY16 Grant Program Allocation: $1,500,000.00
10 grants have been awarded to date totaling: $648,779.45
1 grant request is pending award consideration totaling: $300,000.00
- FY16 Grant Program funds remaining: $531,220.55
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. If approved for MEPRD funding, 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 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: 04/20/2016
FY16 Event Sponsorship Program allocation: $34,500
11 events sponsored to date totaling: $15,604.37
1 sponsorship request is pending consideration totaling: $1,000.00
FY16 Sponsorship funds remaining: $17,895.63
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.