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Metro East Park and Recreation DistrictGrant Programs

MEPRD FY21 Event Sponsorship
Grant Program


Eligible events include walking, running, and/or biking events (non-virtual). 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.




Application Instructions: MEPRD will begin accepting FY21 Event Sponsorship Applications on July 15, 2020, at 7:30 PM, through May 31, 2021, at 3:00 PM; or when 100% of FY21 Program Funds are pledged, whichever comes first.

Download Instructions: (1) Click the button 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 applicatino as you work on it. Test this process out before spending time filling in all of the fields! Note that you will need a PDF reader/editing software installed on your computer, such as Adobe Acrobat.

Finished with an event, funded in-part by MEPRD? A reimbursement requests should be submitted to MEPRD no more than 45 day after the event. The reimbursement request form can be downloaded by clicking the following link:   FY21 Event Sponsorship Grant Reimbursement Request Form  


FY21 Event Sponsorship Grant Program Funding



Total FY21 Grant Program Allocation: $20,000.00

  • (1) Pending Request from the FY21 Program Allocation = $1,000.00
  • (1) Awards have been made from the FY21 Program Allocation = $2,018.75
  • Funds Remaining in the FY21 Program Allocation = $16,981.25

** Figures current as of: 09/08/2020 **