Grant Funding Opportunities
NEW Introducing MEPRD's FY13 Bike Rack and Fix Station Grant Program:
In an attempt to encourage the installation of bike racks and fix stations at public facilities, public institutions and public places throughout Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, MEPRD has allocated $35,000 towards the MEPRD FY13 Bike Rack and Fix Station Grant Program.
The FY13 MEPRD Sponsorship Program has been very successful. MEPRD allocated $28,000 for FY13 (July-June), and as of April 09, 2013 only $3,875 remains. Applicants are still encouraged to apply, but funding has become limited.
MEPRD Event Sponsorship Information and Application:
MEPRD will provide grant funding to go towards certain types of community events relating to parks, trails or recreation in Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. Funds were made available on July 1, 2012 and will be available for request until June 28, 2013 or until the funds are awarded. Requests are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. Please review the application packet to see the types of events MEPRD will and will not assist. If your organization qualifies please fill out the application and return it to MEPRD. Applicants are limited to one event sponsorship per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Madison and St. Clair County Funding:
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.
MEPRD FY12 and FY13 Park and Trail Grant Matching Program:
Other Funding Sources:
Illinois Trail Funding:
Illinois Park Funding:
Federal Trail Funding:
- Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program (CMAQ)
- Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
- National Park Service- Land and Water Conservation
- National Park Service- Preserve America Grant
- National Park Service- Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Program
- National Recreational Trails
- National Scenic Byways Program
- National Transportation Enhancements Clearing House
- Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
- Transportation Enhancement Activities
- US DOT Transportation, Community, and System Preservation
Other Funding Opportunities:
- Bikes Belong Coalition
- The Grantsmanship Center Online
- The Foundation Center
- Kodak American Greenways
- Park Pride
Grant Funding Flyer: