City of Shrewsbury -
Grant Applications & Awards:

The City of Shrewsbury is constantly seeking ways to improve its service provision to the community with more efficiency and greater cost effectiveness. One of the ways the City manages to accomplish this is through the research of, application for and receipt of grant awards through available state and federal grant programs. In some cases, through successful application for these grant dollars, the City is able to provide services to the community that it would otherwise not be able to afford. In other cases, the grant allocations free up additional City revenues in order to allow the City to provide other needed services to the community.

 

Over the past seven years, the City has won grants totaling over $1,000,000 from state and federal government programs, as well as from private organizations. Below are listed several examples of such grant awards which have enabled the City to extend its services while concurrently not increasing the tax rates.

 

Police Department

The Shrewsbury Police Department has received several grants, including the following:

  • 2017 Missouri Department of Transportation Blueprint for Safety Equipment Grant in the amount of $5000.
  • Missouri Department of Public Safety Local Law Enforcement Block Grant 2016 award in the amount of $1,435 to purchase safety equipment.
  • Missouri Department of Public Safety Local Law Enforcement Block Grant 2015 award in the amount of $9,719.58 to purchase safety equipment.
  • Missouri Department of Transportation 2016-17 traffic safety grant in amount of $7,500.
  • A $1,505.00 equipment grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation in 2016.
  • Bulletproof Vest Partnership grants from 2008 through 2016 totalling $38,669.92.
  • The St. Louis Area Police Chief's Association annually from 2011 to 2014 for a total of $4,000 to maintain Shrewsbury's CALEA accreditation.
  • Missouri Department of Transportation Traffic Safety grants from 2013 to 2016-17 totalling $30,000.
  • Three grants from the Missouri Department of Public Safety Local Law Enforcement Block Grant for Patrol Vehicle Emergency Equipment totaling $8,478 in 2013 and for Ballistic/Tactical Equipment totaling $9772.97 in 2014.
  • A $3,000 equipment grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation in 2008.
  • A $2,500 equipment grant from the Missouri Safety Center in 2010.
  • An $800 scholarship from the St. Louis Area Police Chief's Association which allowed a command officer to attend the St. Louis University Leadership Program.
  • A $9,836.70 grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety for the purchase of a variety of safety-related equipment and items in 2014.
Fire Department

The Shrewsbury Fire Department has recently received the following grants:

  • In 2008 and 2009 from the Firefighters Grant (FEMA) totaling $106,855 for the purchase of an exhaust system in the engine room, hoses, nozzles, ladders, laptops, multi-gas monitoring equipment, and portable radios.
  • In 2008 The Fire Department also received $10,346 in 2008 from Fireman's Fund Insurance for nozzles, a piercing nozzle, SKED Rescue system, a stretcher, an air hammer, and a cutting torch.

Parks & Recreation Department

The Shrewsbury Parks received $6,000 in grant money in 2008 for Wehner Park Planning, $1,000 in 2009 from the Regional Arts Commission, and $110,008 from the Municipal Parks Grant in 2010 for "pour in place" surfacing in Brinkop Park.

Administrative & Street Departments

The Administrative & Street Department received the FHWA & MoDOT surface transportation program grant for several comprehensive street repair projects. The three year project allocation totals over $1,000,000. Also, these two departments receive up to $20,000 in HUD Community Development Block Grant funds each year.

These funds represent some of the City's latest efforts to extend the City's revenues to continue to deliver the excellent quality of full ranging services that the residents of Shrewsbury have come to expect in the most cost effective manner possible.