Community Voting Opportunities Announced for St. Louis ReCAST Projects
(August 11, 2017) – The St. Louis ReCAST Project is holding a series of six community voting events during the week of August 14th – 19th, 2017, to allow residents of the St. Louis Promise Zone to vote on which community resiliency projects will be funded by the federal grant. Any resident of the Promise Zone who is at least 11 years old or older is eligible to vote.
“I am very excited about the possibilities inherent in the efforts of the St. Louis ReCAST Project,” St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said. “ReCast is unique because our residents are part of the decision making process regarding programs that will improve the quality of life in St. Louis County.”
Those voting will be helping decide which projects to fund in four different areas of focus: 1) Mental Health; 2) Youth Engagement; 3) Peer Support; and 4) Violence Prevention. A total of $550,000 will be awarded to community projects based on the outcome of the voting; $137,500 will be awarded in each of these four areas mentioned above.
The six opportunities for residents to vote are:
1) Monday, August 14th; 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Julia Davis Branch of the St. Louis Public Library
4415 Natural Bridge Avenue; St. Louis, MO 63115
2) Tuesday, August 15th; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Community Center
7335 St. Charles Rock Road; Normandy, MO 63133
3) Wednesday, August 16th; 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
William J. Harrison Education Center
3140 Cass Avenue; St. Louis, MO 63106
4) Thursday, August 17th; 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North County Transit Center
3140 Pershall Road; Ferguson, MO 63135
5) Friday, August 18th; 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
6121 North Hanley Road; Berkeley, MO 63134
6) Saturday, August 19th; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mary Ann Lee Technology Center
1313 North Newstead Avenue; St. Louis, MO 63113
The St. Louis ReCAST project is funded by a 5-year, $4.7 million grant from the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that was awarded to the Saint Louis County
Department of Public Health last year. Partners in the effort include the St. Louis City Department
of Health, the Saint Louis Mental Health Board, and over 70 other local agencies, not-for-profits,
The project is focused on the St. Louis Promise Zone – a federally-designated area in North St.
Louis City and County that encompasses 11 wards in St. Louis City and 28 municipalities in North
St. Louis County.
For more information about the St. Louis ReCAST Project, visit: