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May 10, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Equity Summit Provides Renewed Energy, Equitable Cities Reporter Fellowship, Business Research Boot Camp, Participate in Wage$ Research Study, Earn up to $70, New Scholarship Opportunity for Homeless Students in the Twin Cities, Governor's Housing Task Force and Work Group May Meetings, News, Events, and Jobs, Promise Zone Preference Points, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

May 3, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Grants - In this edition: Grant Spotlight, Pohlad Family Foundation's Homelessness Prevention Grants Programs, Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

April 26, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Minneapolis Mayor Frey Proclaims National Service Recognition Day, Homework Starts with Home - RFP, Watch Northside Storyville's Latest Episode, City of Minneapolis Emergency Solutions Grant Programs, Governor's Nominated Census Tracts for Opportunity Zones, Governor's Housing Task Force and Work Group May Meetings, News, Events, and Jobs, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

April 19, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Grants - In this edition: Wilkins Community Fellows Program, Grant Spotlight, Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

April 5, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Getting to Know Northside Residents' Housing Needs, New Housing Loan Programs in Hawthorne Neighborhood, Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant Funding, Check Out Ideas Submitted to Minnesota Housing Task Force, Governor's Housing Task Force and Work Group April Meetings, City Releases Draft Comprehensive Plan for Public Comment, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, Letter to the Treasury Department on Implementation of Opportunity Zones, Sunlighting Our Schools: Student & Community Workshop, News, Events and Jobs, Promise Zone Preference Points, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

March 29, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Grants - In this edition: Grant Spotlight, Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

March 22, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Come Visit Us at North Housing Fair this Saturday! Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights: General Contractor Training, Home Energy Squad: Free Visits Available to Income-Qualifying Households, Earn a Google IT Support Professional Certificate, EMS Pathways Academy Student Internship Program, Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grants, Neighborhoods Now! Registration, News and Events, Promise Zone Preference Points, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

About Promise Zones

On April 28, 2015, a portion of North Minneapolis was selected as a Promise Zone (PZ).Minneapolis Promise Zone Boundaries

PZs are federally designated, high poverty communities where Federal Government agencies partner with local organizations and leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, and leverage private investment. There are a total of twenty-two urban, rural and tribal PZs across the nation. More information

The Minneapolis Promise Zone (MPZ) supports a comprehensive, community-driven revitalization strategy that builds on and aligns numerous initiatives to address the persistent unemployment, crime, housing blight, and poor educational outcomes that affect the area.

Visit this site often to get the latest news and information about the work being done in the MPZ.

Promise Zone Boundaries

West to East: Queen Avenue North to the Mississippi River

North to South: 45th Avenue North/Victory Memorial Drive to Basset Creek Valley 

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MPZ Community Resources

The MPZ has:

Altogether, this package of assistance will accelerate local efforts. The PZ designation lasts for a term of 10 years. During this term, the specific benefits made available to PZs will vary from annually due to changes in agency policies, appropriations and authorizations for relevant programs.

Last updated May 14, 2018

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