Neighborhood & Community Relations

Crown Roller Mill, Suite 425
105 Fifth Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Training and Resources

Forms and Policies:

Community Participation Program Guidelines - (2014-2016)

Payment Request Form (xls)

Policy for Expenditure of NRP Funds (approved 11/20/15)

Preparation and Processing of Neighborhood Priority Plans and Changing Approved Neighborhood Action Plans Policy (also known as the "Plan Modification Policy") as revised 7/19/13

Guides and Frequently Asked Questions:

ADA Resources for Neighborhood Organizations -  Review a check list to help ensure that people with disabilities have fair and equal access to information, meetings, and services.

Encouraging Committee Participation - Good community and committee participation enhances the legitimacy and autonomy of neighborhood organizations to the City, to residents, to funders, and to other stakeholders in the community.

Festivals and Community Building Events - Intended for neighborhood organizations, this guide helps to identify when expenses are (and aren't) eligible for reimbursement through CPP and NRP contracts.

Financial Management Learning Lab - New! - Presented on June 30, 2015 by Stephanie Jacobs (Nonprofits Assistance Fund) and Michael Wilson, CPA. 

Fundraising in the Neighborhood - Fundraising is about developing capital for your organization's work. Learn about general principles of fundraising, barriers that keep groups from fundraising, making a fundraising plan, and different examples of neighborhood fundraising.  

Guide for Neighborhood Bylaws (2014)

Neighborhood Organizations and Elections - Frequently Asked Questions about providing a forum for a candidate to speak, neighborhood organization work on ballot initiatives, and participation in voter registration and get out the vote activities.

Neighborhoods 101 - Learn more about the role of neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis, including the range of diversity, poverty and population of neighborhoods represented by the neighborhood organizations, the scope of neighborhood work, and the challenges neighborhood organizations are facing now. (A PDF is also available).

Neighborhood Development Learning Lab - New! - Presented on April 29, 2015 by CPED staff Jason Wittenberg and Haila Maze, and Planning Commissioner and former Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Board member Ted Tucker.

Renter Engagement Learning Lab - New! Presented on October 27, 2016 by NCR and Regulatory Services along with NE Park Neighborhood Association and Stevens Square Community Organization.  NCR Renters Engagement Tools, Renters Lab Action Sheet, Useful Resources from Regulatory Services

To request a training please contact Robert Thompson at:

Robert Thompson
Neighborhood Support Manager
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
(612) 673-2523

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737.


Last updated Nov 1, 2016



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