MEPRD FY19 Grants Programs

Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) is offering two grant programs in FY19, outlined below. Eligible applicants can receive up to one award from each of the two FY19 Grant Programs.

Questions about MEPRD's grant programs? Feel free to contact Jen Cochran, Grant Coordinator, at 618-346-4905.

Learn more! Go to:

MEPRD FY19 Park and Trail Grant Program
MEPRD FY19 Event Sponsorship Grant Program
MEPRD Logo Download
Reimbursement Request Forms
County Affiliates


FY19 Park and Trail Grant

MEPRD has committed $2,000,000 to the MEPRD FY19 Park and Trail Grant Program. Applications will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. on July 2, 2018 and 3:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019 or until 100% of the FY19 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.

$1,000,000, which equates to 50% of the FY19 grant program funding, is being reserved until October 1, 2018 (or until pledged, whichever is sooner) for applicants who were not awarded an MEPRD FY18 Grant. This set-aside is considered the "reserved" pool. Applications exceeding the funds remaining in the "reserved" pool will be accepted as long as there are sufficient funds in both pools for the entire request.

Please note: applicants who were awarded an FY18 grant are not required to wait until October 2 to apply for an FY19 grant, as long as funds remain in the "unreserved" pool as detailed below.

Contact Jen Cochran, MEPRD Grant Coordinator, at 618-346-4905 if you have any questions. Be sure to refresh your browser to ensure you have the most up-to-date funding information below.

FY19 PARK AND TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 07/13/2018  

Total FY19 grant program allocation: $2,000,000.00
4 grant requests pending award consideration from the "reserved" pool totaling: $834,763.61
0 grant requests pending award consideration from the "unreserved" pool totaling: $0
4 grant awards to date from the "reserved" pool totaling: $138,444.17
3 grant awards to date from the "unreserved" pool totaling: $659,903.33
FY19 grant program funds remaining in the "reserved" pool: $26,792.22
FY19 grant program funds remaining in the "unreserved" pool: $340,096.67


Download the FY19 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
The 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 Areas Map

FY19 Event Sponsorship Grant

MEPRD has committed $30,000 to the MEPRD FY19 Event Sponsorship Grant Program. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis between 7:30 a.m. on July 2, 2018 and 3:00 p.m. on May 31, 2019 or until 100% of the FY19 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.

FY19 EVENT SPONSORSHIP GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 7/13/2018

Total FY19 grant program allocation: $30,000.00
2 sponsorship requests pending consideration totaling: $1,000.00
2 events sponsored to date totaling: $2,468.75
FY19 event sponsorship funds remaining: $26,531.25


Download the MEPRD FY19 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 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 - 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)

County Affiliates

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.

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!