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Metro East Park and Recreation DistrictGrant Programs

MERPD Funding Opportunities


Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) is currently offering three grant programs; all FY21 Grant Programs are outlined below. Eligible applicants can receive up to one award from each of the three FY21 Grant Programs.

FY21 Park and Trail Grant Program:
  Program Status: Upcoming
  Grant Round #1: Applications accepted 8/12/2020 - 10/13/2020; or until Program Funds are depleted.
  Grant Round #2: Applications accepted 10/14/2020 - 5/31/2021; or until Program Funds are depleted.

FY20 Community Planning Grant Program:
  Program Status: Upcoming
  Applications accepted 7/15/2020 - 5/31/2021; or until Program Funds are depleted.

FY20 Event Sponsorship Grant Program:
  Program Status: Upcoming
  Applications accepted 7/15/2019 - 5/31/2021; or until Program Funds are depleted.


FY21 Program Funding


Park and Trail Grant

Budgeted:
$2,000,000.00
 Grant Round #1:
$2,000,000.00
 Grant Round #2:
TBD
Pending (0):
$0.00
Awarded (0):
$0.00
Remaining:
$2,000,000.00

Community Planning Grant

Budgeted:
$300,000.00
Pending (0):
$0.00
Awarded (0):
$0.00
Remaining:
$300,000.00

Event Sponsorship Grant

Budgeted:
$20,000.00
Pending (0):
$0.00
Awarded (0):
$0.00
Remaining:
$20,000.00

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.


 Have a Question about MEPRD's Grant Programs?
Feel free to contact us by telephone, at (618) 346-4905, or send us a message!