Neighborhood & Community Relations

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

How feedback was used and next steps

June 23, 2014

On January 21, 2014, the NRP Policy Board reviewed the draft Neighborhood Relief Fund, and recommended that NCR staff deliver the proposed fund guidelines to neighborhood organizations for 45-day review and comment. On February 11, 2014, NCR delivered copies to all neighborhood organizations by email and mail, with a request for review and comment. NCR staff received comments from eight neighborhood organizations (attached). NCR staff reviewed comments, and adopted revisions to Neighborhood Relief Fund as needed.

On June 17, 2014, the NRP Policy Board reviewed the revised draft, and approved forwarding to City Council for final approval.

To see the final draft, follow this link:

Neighborhood Relief Fund DRAFT (pdf)

To see the redline version, follow this link:

Neighborhood Relief Fund DRAFT Redline (pdf)

To see feedback from individuals and neighborhood organization in context, follow this link:

Neighborhood Relief Fund DRAFT with comments (pdf)

Revisions based on Feedback:

The following change log identifies revisions to the proposed Neighborhood Relief Fund and the reason for the revisions:

Background Section:

First paragraph: revisions for clarification. An insertion was made for “natural or environmental disaster” in response to neighborhood organization feedback.

Second paragraph bullet list: First bullet clarification to “natural and environmental disasters” in response to neighborhood organization feedback. Third bullet struck following feedback from City Attorney’s office.

Third paragraph bullet list: second bullet struck following feedback from City Attorney’s office. Final bullet added in response to neighborhood feedback.


Definition added to add clarity following conversations with neighborhood organizations.

Process Section:

First paragraph: Edit for clarification. Also, included requirement for budget and process for changing budget in response to neighborhood organization feedback.

Second paragraph: First sentence moved up from following paragraph for improved clarity.

Third paragraph: First sentence moved to previous paragraph, with additional edits for improved clarity.
Fourth and fifth paragraph: Edits for improved clarity.

Sixth paragraph: new paragraph inserted to identify process for appealing decision of the NCR Director. Added in response to feedback from neighborhood organizations.

Eligible Expenses Section:

First bullet: deleted following feedback from City Attorney’s office.

Third and fourth bullets: insertions based on feedback from neighborhood organizations.

Ineligible Expenses section added for consistency with CPP Guidelines, and to clearly identify ineligible expenses.

NCR Proposes Neighborhood Relief Fund

February, 4, 2014

The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is recommending that City Council approve the creation of a Neighborhood Relief Fund, and the use of up to $200,000 of Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing District (Consolidated TIF District) funds for the Neighborhood Relief Fund.

For more information on the background, purpose, and process of approving use of Neighborhood Relief Funds, you can download the draft proposal at:  

The NCR has submitted the document to neighborhood organizations for a 45-day review and comment period. Please provide your comments in writing by Friday, March 21, 2014 to:

Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
Crown Roller Mill Suite 425
105 Fifth Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401

You may also provide your comments in writing to [email protected].

All comments received will be reviewed by NCR staff, and will be used to develop recommendations to the NRP Policy Board. If you have any questions about this proposed fund, please contact Robert Thompson at (612) 673-2523 or [email protected].

Please note that creation of this fund will not impact current neighborhood allocations in any way. NCR has anticipated development of a Neighborhood Relief Fund in its long-term planning, and this action will have no impact on current or future planned allocations for neighborhood organizations funded through the Community Participation Program.

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 Jun 24, 2014



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