Community Investment
St. Louis Promise Zone

The St. Louis Promise Zone is an area that includes parts of North St. Louis City and North St. Louis County, designated in 2015 as a part of a federal program intended to increase economic activity, improve educational outcomes, reduce serious and violent crime, invest in transformative development, and improve health and wellness in high-poverty urban, rural, and tribal communities.

The St. Louis Promise Zone program partners with local leaders to give communities proven tools to rebuild and put people back to work. Our federal designation, which lasts 10 years, is a catalyst for ongoing collaboration and change that will drive regional growth and create a better, more inclusive St. Louis region.

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STL Promise Zone Overview

The Promise Zone includes parts of North St. Louis City and North St. Louis County.


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Map of the St. Louis Promise Zone

Certification of Consistency

The federal grant certification process is designed to ensure applicants are engaged in activities which further the goals of the St. Louis Promise Zone.

The Promise Zone is a federally designated geographic area that acts as a catalyst to create unprecedented opportunity for focused collaboration, regional alignment and transformative change. It boosts opportunities for federal grants.

By applying for and receiving a Certification of Consistency for your federal grant application, you will receive preference points once your application is scored.

Please allow five (5) business days to receive the Certification of Consistency. Applicants do not need a completed grant application to request certification. To request certification for your grant application, you will need to complete this form and email it back to [email protected].

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