ENERGI Program

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 should 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 (available below) are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2023. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

If you have questions about your application or about your project, please contact Claire Iott at planning@cityofedwardsville.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