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 that a Neighborhood Association could apply for include:
Decorative street signage
Neighborhood association start-up funds.
Neighborhood commons area / boulevard tree plantings
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.