ENERGI Neighborhood Grant Program

The City of Edwardsville Public Works - Planning staff is pleased to announced in 2016 that the “Edwardsville Neighborhood Enhancement, Recognition and Grant Initiative” or “ENERGI” grant program was starting.

Improvement Funding Matching

The ENERGI grant program provides matching 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

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.  

Applications for the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year are due Friday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m.