Youth-Led Programming

One unintended consequence of COVID-19 mitigation measures is the loss of safe spaces for youth in the City of St. Louis to safely spend time and connect with others. The loss of safe spaces has resulted in increased stress and worsening of mental and behavioral health issues among this population. In order to foster the creation of safe spaces, drop-in centers, and community projects for young people, the City of St. Louis entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the St. Louis Mental Health Board. The Mental Health Board is administering a grant program which offers up to $5,000 grants to community organizations to set up block parties, concerts, sporting events, and myriad other community events designed to engage youth. The goal is to increase access to safe spaces and activities for youth and young adults who are most impacted by gun violence. Events can be intergenerational, but should primarily feature activities designed to engage youth ages 16 – 25. The first youth pop up event was a Juneteenth party hosted by Good Journey on June 17, there were 3 events held in July, and more forthcoming.

Project Appropriation

Project Appropriation

Total Programmed Funds

Total Programmed Funds
100.0% programmed of total appropriation

Total Expenditures

Total Expenditures
57.6% expended of total appropriation

Project Expenditures

Project Expenditures
Date Account Vendor Amount
09/30/2022 566000 $121,024.23
11/29/2022 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $121,737.14
02/27/2023 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $39,882.05
05/31/2023 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $93,249.30
08/30/2023 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $91,297.84
12/06/2023 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $69,364.17
03/01/2024 566000 CITY OF ST. LOUIS MENTAL HEALTH BOARD $39,774.13


  • Appropriated Funds: Total amount of authorized funding set aside for a specific purpose
  • Programmed Funds: Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) approved contracts, personnel services, Board Bill approved Intergovernmental agreements (IGA)
  • Expenditures: Total amount spent by departments

Notes and Contact

ARPA(SLFRF and ERA) reporting will be updated on a rolling monthly basis.

The Project and Expenditure data reported is through May 31, 2024.

The data was last updated on Jun 11, 2024.

ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act ($510,518,052.20)
SLFRF - Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds ($498,076,054.00)
ERA - Emergency Rental Assistance ($12,441,998.20)

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See Also

An overview of ARPA data can also be found on the ARPA Transparency Portal

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