Administered by Commercial District Managers (CDMs) in the Neighborhood Business Development Office, the Neighborhood Commercial District Improvement Program helps to strengthen communities by building the capacity of business associations and commercial districts, serving as liaisons between the City of St. Louis’ government and small businesses, and administering the Facade Program.


The funding of the NCDI program is financed wholly through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Administration under the provision of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Pub L, 93-383 42 USC 5301 et seq.).