The Cherokee Street Community Improvement District has launched an Exterior Camera Grant Program to improve safety by improving the camera coverage on Cherokee. This program is for business owners and building owners in the District and is a *reimbursement* program; Funds will be reimbursed upon purchase and installation of the cameras.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Accepted on a rolling basis. Funding is limited.

The district will provide a grant to assist with the cost of the exterior cameras and installation up to $2,000. Funds will be reimbursed upon completion of the project and must provide copies of paid invoices. There are three other conditions: 

  • 1) Footage: The applicant must agree to share camera footage with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department regarding an incident with a case number that may have been covered by the camera; In the event that a property owner has reservations on providing footage for the request, the issue should be taken up with the CID Board. Property owner agrees that the decision of the CID board will be final.  
  • 2) Camera Function & Location: Cameras must be rated for exterior use. Audio recording must not be enabled. Part of the criteria for selection includes priority areas the District has identified;
  • And 3) Change in Ownership: The applicant agrees that the camera once installed becomes the property of the building owner and remains with the building if property ownership changes.

    *Any business owner that applies must provide written permission from their landlord to install cameras to the exterior of their building if the applicant is not the owner of the building. 

To apply, please complete the online application here.