MEPRD FY20 Grant Programs
Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) is currently offering two grant programs outlined below. Eligible applicants can receive up to one award from each of the two FY20 Grant Programs.
Questions about MEPRD's grant programs? Contact us at 618-346-4905.
Learn more! Go to:
MEPRD FY20 Park and Trail Grant Program
MEPRD FY20 Event Sponsorship Grant Program
MEPRD Logo Download
Reimbursement Request Forms
FY20 PARK AND TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM
Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $2,000,000 to the MEPRD FY20 Park and Trail Grant Program. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 10, 2019 and 3 p.m., May 29, 2020, or until 100% of the FY20 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.
50% of the grant program funding, i.e. $1,000,000, is being reserved until October 1, 2019 (or until pledged, whichever is sooner) for applicants who were not awarded an MEPRD FY19 Park and Trail Grant, after which any remaining funds in this pool will be released to all applicants. The other 50%, i.e. the unreserved pool, also $1,000,000, may be applied for by any applicant starting July 10, 2019... even those who received an FY19 award.
FY20 PARK AND TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 07/18/2019
Total FY20 grant program allocation: $2,000,000.00
A. Total allocation for the reserved pool: $1,000,000.00
B. 6 pending requests from the reserved pool = $763,861.57
C. 0 grant awards from the reserved pool = $0
D. Funds remaining in the reserved pool = $236,138.43
E. Total allocation for the unreserved pool: $1,000,000.00
F. 5 pending requests from the unreserved pool = $953,604.000
G. 0 grant awards from the unreserved pool = $0
H. Funds remaining in the unreserved pool = $46,396.00
Download the FY20 Park and Trail Grant Program Application Here
To save your work: 1) click the link above to open the application, 2) download the pdf to your computer, 3) close all internet browser windows, 4) open the saved pdf from your computer, and 5) fill in and save the contents of the application as you work on it. Test out this process before spending time filling in all of the fields! Note that you will need pdf reader/editing software installed on your computer, such as Adobe Acrobat.
The following documents and tools are available to assist you in completing your application:
MEPRD Funding Scenarios Calculator
This calculator allows you to enter generic scenarios to see the impact to MEPRD's grant award and the required local match. Microsoft Excel is needed to use this tool, and it is best viewed on a P.C.
Force Account Labor Worksheet
Poverty Levels by City/Village Spreadsheet
Urban/Rural Areas Map
FY20 Event Sponsorship Grant
Eligible events include walking, running, and/or biking events. Eligible applicants include any Lead Event Host that is a public agency/department or a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. At least 10% of the event proceeds must go towards funding developments, improvements, or recreational programs to a public park or trail within Madison or St. Clair Counties in Illinois. Refer to the application for complete details.
FY20 EVENT SPONSORSHIP GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 07/12/2019
Total FY20 grant program allocation: $30,000.00
0 pending sponsorship requests: $0
0 awarded sponsorship grants: $0
Funds remaining = $30,000.00
Download the MEPRD FY20 Event Sponsorship Application Here
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 at the bottom of this page.
MEPRD Logo Download
Click on the links below to download an authorized version of MEPRD's logo. Two file types have been provided: jpg format and vector format. MEPRD prefers the use of the color version, however the black/white version can be used if all other sponsor logos are black/white.
The jpg format can be used on websites, social media, and brochures/flyers:
MEPRD Logo - Full-color Version (jpg)
MEPRD Logo - One-color Version (jpg)
The vector format is needed by graphic designers and printers for t-shirts, banners, and large print jobs. Most individuals do not have software capable of opening vector files (e.g., Adobe Illustrator), so you will need forward the file(s) or this page link to them:
MEPRD Logo - Full-color Version (vector)
MEPRD Logo - One-color Version (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 APPROVED FY12-17)
MEPRD Reimbursement Request Form (for Development or Acquisition Projects APPROVED FY18-19)
MEPRD Event Sponsorship Reimbursement Request Form (submit within 45 days after the event)
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 (whose office is 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 and 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 be obtained by contacting each individual County agency.