About the NCR Department
To strengthen our city’s quality of life through vigorous community participation, resident involvement in neighborhood and community organizations, and supporting clearly defined links between the City, City services, neighborhood and community organizations.
Existing resources from around the City were relocated and realigned to support a coordinated effort to support community engagement.
2013 Proposed Budget
On September 19, 2012 NCR presented the department's 2013 proposed budget to the City Council. Click here, to view the presentation.
2012 Major Accomplishments:
- Hosted the 1st Annual Community Connections Conference.
- Organized the first Minneapolis City Academy.
- Initiated the One Minneapolis Fund.
- Organized the Latino Engagement Task Force.
- Played a key role in initiating Minneapolis to become the first City in the Country to adopt President Obama’s Dream Act immigration policy.
- Simplified contract administration of the Community Participation Program (CPP) and NRP.
Major NCR Priorities: Comprehensive Support for Community Engagement
Access and Outreach: The department builds connections with communities where cultural norms or practices, language or disabilities limit knowledge and access to government.
Office to End Homelessness: The Office to End Homelessness is a joint Office of the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County.
Enterprise Support: The department supports connections between neighborhoods, community and cultural groups and City departments to inform programming, service delivery and budgeting.
Neighborhood Support: The department focuses on nurturing neighborhood engagement through neighborhood-based priority setting, planning and implementation; and the integration of this work with the work of the City
Funding for Department
Funding for the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department comes from three primary sources:
City’s General Fund: General funds are used to cover some of the access and outreach work.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): CDBG funds are used to cover the work of the Office to End Homelessness, the St. Stephen’s Street Outreach Program and some of the Access and Outreach work.
Consolidated Tax Increment Finance District (TIF): TIF funds are used exclusively for neighborhood support. TIF funds only support direct neighborhood programming and the portion of the department’s working to support neighborhoods.
The administration of the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program, best known as NRP, transferred to NCR on January 3rd, 2012. Neighborhoods will work with NCR for central administration support, as well as neighborhood support services currently provided by NRP such as Director’s and Officers Insurance, auditing and contract support.
Results Minneapolis Report
The department has completed its very first Results Report. Results Minneapolis is a management tool the City uses to track performance toward achieving the citys 5 year goals and 2020 vision.
A review panel of City leaders meets with a different department head each week to track progress and discuss strategies on key performance measures. By regularly tracking performance data at these "progress conferences," City leaders identify areas where the City is excelling, as well as opportunities for improvement. Click here to view the report
Community Participation Program
- We have funded 62 of the 71 neighborhood organizations in the City of Minneapolis. Total approved funding including April submissions will be $2,623,498.59.
- Neighborhoods Connected to City programs, service delivery and budgeting.
Read a draft of the NCR Business Plan (pdf)
For a print copy of this page, download our handout (pdf)
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 Jul. 11, 2013