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Overview of MEPRD's FY18 Grant Programs
MEPRD FY18 Park and Trail Grant Program
MEPRD FY18 Event Sponsorship Grant Program
MEPRD Logo Download
Reimbursement Request Forms
MEPRD FY18 Grants Programs
Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) is offering two separate grants in FY18. Learn more about each grant program below. Eligible applicants are eligible to receive one award from each of the two FY18 Grant Programs.
Questions about MEPRD's grant programs?? Feel free to contact Jen Cochran, Grant Coordinator, at 618-346-4905.
FY18 Park & Trail Grant
Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $2,000,000 to the MEPRD FY18 Park and Trail Grant Program.
Applications for the MEPRD FY18 Park and Trail Grant Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2017 and 3 p.m., May 31, 2018, or until 100% of the FY18 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner.
Download the FY18 Park and Trail Grant Program Application Here
Important note: DO NOT fill out application within your internet browser window! Instead, 1) Download the application, 2) save the pdf to a known location on your computer, 3) close all internet browser windows, 4) open the pdf that you saved to your computer utilizing pdf reader/editing software installed on your computer, like Adobe Acrobat, and 5) fill in and save the contents of the application as you fill it out. Finally, we suggest testing this procedure by filling out a single form field, saving and closing the pdf, then reopening the pdf to verify that you are able to save the application content.
BRAND NEW: Need help quickly calculating dollar amounts or percentages based on various funding scenarios? If so, try out MEPRD's brand new FY18 Funding Scenarios Calculator tool. The calculator allows applicants to quickly enter funding scenarios to see if/how different scenarios impact MEPRD's grant award and their required local match. Note: Microsoft Excel is needed to use this tool and it is best viewed on a P.C.
Download the FY18 Funding Scenarios Calculator here
The following files are for Rural and Disadvantaged Applicants only:
Poverty levels by city/village spreadsheet.
Urban areas map or Download the urban areas KML file
(Note: Google Earth or a similar application must be installed on your computer to use KML files.)
FY18 Park and Trail Grant program details as of: 02/15/2018
FY18 grant program allocation: $2,000,000.00
9 grants have been awarded to date totaling: $1,835,898.17
2 grant requests are pending award consideration totaling: $163,431.36
FY18 grant program funds remaining: $670.47
FY18 Event Sponsorship Grant
Metro East Park and Recreation District has committed $30,000 to the MEPRD FY18 Event Sponsorship Grant Program.
Applications for the MEPRD FY18 Event Sponsorship Grant Program will be accepted on an ongoing basis between July 1, 2017 and 3 p.m., June 30, 2018, or until 100% of the FY18 Program Funds are pledged, whichever is sooner. 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 two sections below on this page.
Download the MEPRD FY18 Event Sponsorship Application here
FY18 Event Sponsorship Grant program details as of: 02/15/2018
FY18 grant program allocation: $30,000.00
8 events sponsored to date totaling: $10,394.74
0 sponsorship request is pending consideration totaling: $0
FY18 event sponsorship funds remaining: $19,605.26
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 - Color version (Vector)
MEPRD Logo - 1 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)
MEPRD Event Sponsorship Reimbursement Request Form (submit no more than 45 days after the event)
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 (Metro East Park and Recreation District: 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, 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.