The ENERGI (Edwardsville Neighborhood Enhancement, Recognition, and Grant Initiative) Program provides reimbursable, 50/50 match funds for small-scale neighborhood improvements (up to $5,000 per city council ward). These projects will enhance and beautify Edwardsville’s neighborhoods, encourage participation, and foster a sense of community and neighborhood pride.
Project ideas that a Neighborhood Association could apply for include:
- Decorative street signage
- Neighborhood association start-up funds
- Neighborhood commons area / boulevard tree plantings
- Neighborhood identification signage / landscaping
- Place-making projects (tot lots, neighborhood gardens, etc.)
- Planting flowers in a public space
For every dollar awarded by the City, the neighborhood association will provide an equal or greater match consisting of cash, professional services, building materials and / or volunteer labor. Grants will be reviewed and awarded through a competitive review process.
Only officially-recognized Neighborhood Associations are eligible for the ENERGI grant, so begin organizing your Neighborhood Association today.
2019-2020 ENERGI Program - Additional Application Opportunity Announced!
A second round of funding has been announced for eligible Neighborhood Associations within Wards 1, 3, 4, and 7, though funds may be limited. Community-wide projects may also be considered if funding remains available after this application period, so if you are a member of an organization with an idea for a community-wide project, please consider applying today!
Applications (available below) are due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Projects must be If you have questions about your application or about your project, please contact Caleb Miller at email@example.com or (618) 692-7535.
Projects that have begun or have been completed prior to entering into a grant agreement with the City will not be funded.