Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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DEED Redevelopment Grants

We help our community make blighted land useful again.
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Dislocated Worker Program

Laid off workers may be eligible for help from this program.
One Minneapolis Fund Appetite for Change youth

Minneapolis Youth Works program

We help youth learn life and work skills, identify career paths and find meaningful work.
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Renter First Policy

All residents who rent their homes should live in safe, stable and healthy housing.
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Revenue Bond program

This program provides funding for many types of building projects.
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Minneapolis Works program

We help adults in Minneapolis find full-time employment.
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Step Up Youth Employment

We connect young people with job internships in the Twin Cities.

Tax Increment Financing

We support community improvement projects with public financing. Tax increment financing (TIF) is one tool we can use for these projects.
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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

We offer training for many types of careers.
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Human trafficking prevention

The City of Minneapolis is committed to fighting all forms of human trafficking.
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Two Percent Loans

We offer low-cost loans to small businesses that qualify.
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Zero Waste

We are reducing what we throw away in landfills and waste facilities.