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RFP - Neighborhood Commercial District Facade Grant

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is excited to announce the commitment of $1 million in grants for small businesses and community improvements. The Neighborhood Commercial Development Improvement (NCDI) program is seeking proposals from qualified small businesses and commercial property owners. Please see funding opportunity below:

NCDI Funding Opportunity No. 1 (Façade Grants) – Request for Proposals (RFP) & Workshop Notice

SLDC will be accepting proposals for 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding beginning July 11, 2018 and ending at 5:00 p.m. CST on August 17, 2018. Beginning July 11, 2018, the RFP and related documents can be found on the SLDC Façade website at

  • Eligible activities under the RFP include exterior property improvements that enhance the appearance and beautification of commercial buildings such as storefront renovation, awnings, signage, windows, doors, etc. A full list of eligible improvements can be found on page 6 of the RFP.

  • CDBG proposals under NCDI Funding Opportunity No. 1 can be submitted online, emailed, faxed, mailed, or hand delivered:

  • Online: Click Here

  • Fax: 314-613-7011, Attention: Façade Application

  • Email: with subject “Façade Application”

  • Mail or Hand Delivery:

Façade Application

ATTN: Leonard Johnson

1520 Market Street, Suite 2000

St. Louis, MO 63103

SLDC’s Community Informational Sessions: SLDC will hold three (3) RFP Workshops and training sessions for individuals and businesses interested in learning more about the process. The sessions will be held as follows:

O’Fallon Park Recreational Center

4343 West Florissant Ave.

Jul 25 │ 6PM

William J. Harrison Center

3140 Cass Ave.

Jul 31 │ 2PM

Thomas Dunn Learning Center

3113 Gasconade St.

Aug 6 │ 10AM

Questions concerning the RFP process may also be directed to Leonard Johnson, Director – Neighborhood Business Development, at

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