Construction Grants

Since the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County was formed in 2000, we have awarded over $56 million in grant money to municipalities around St. Louis County.

This money has been used to fund parks, playgrounds, water parks, golf courses, trails, recreation centers, and many other types of recreation facilities.

This money is awarded to municipalities based on the strength of their grant applications, taking into account such factors as need, planning, community input, and prior awards.

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How to Apply

Any St. Louis County municipality can apply for a grant.

Park grants are reviewed and approved annually, in the fall. Each round is announced through communication to the municipalities and on this Park Commission website.

The Round 18 Grant Application are closed as of August 25, 2017

Round 19 Grant will begin June 1, 2018.  Please check back for schedules and information.

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Planning Grants

In order to assist municipalities in developing strong, well-planned, applications, the Commission created a Planning Grant program.

This program awards small grants to municipalities in order to plan future parks and recreation projects. Unlike the implementation grants, planning grants must be met by a 20% match by the municipality, and cannot exceed an award amount of $6,400.

How to Apply

Download Planning Grant Application and return completed application and support documents to the Commission’s office.  Please note that this year the amount cities can request has increased to $6,400.  Planning Grant application are open year round and are awarded each quarter

Planning Grant Application