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
FY19 Park and Trail Grant
Congratulations to all of the FY19 Park and Trail Grant recipients! As of November 13, 2018, all of the program funds have been allocated.
Of the 19 grant applicants, 74% had not received an FY18 grant--two of which had never received an MEPRD grant. MEPRD is proud to partner with these new applicants as well as the others who continue our mission of developing, improving, and connecting the trails and parks throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties.
The FY20 Park and Trail Grant Program is expected to open on July 1, 2019. If you would like to discuss the qualifications of a potential project for MEPRD's grant, please contact Jen Cochran, MEPRD Grant Coordinator, at 618-346-4905.
FY19 PARK AND TRAIL GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 11/13/2018
Total FY19 grant program allocation: $2,000,000.00
0 pending request = $0
19 grant awards = $2,000,000.00
Funds remaining = $0
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. Applications should be submitted 45 days - nine months prior to the event date.
Eligible events include walking, running, and/or biking events. Eliglible applicants include any Lead Event Host that is a public agency/department or a 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.
FY19 EVENT SPONSORSHIP GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS AS OF: 05/09/2019
Total FY19 grant program allocation: $30,000.00
0 pending sponsorship requests: $0
11 awarded sponsorship grants: $13,063.25
FY19 event sponsorship grant funds remaining: $16,936.75
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 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.