Forms and Policies:
Community Participation Program Guidelines - (2017-2019)
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.
ADA Tips for Public Meetings - Consider these items well in advance when planning for community meetings.
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.
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.
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.
Crime and Safety Guide - This guide shares examples of crime and safety strategies neighborhoods and community organizations have used to solve crime and livability issues in their communities. It was developed in Spring 2017 by the Crime and Safety Task Force of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission.
Community Connections Conference - Annual conference that brings together the community, neighborhoods, cultural organizations and City departments to network, learn and tackle important issues facing Minneapolis.
Current Learning Labs - 2017 Community Connections Learning Lab Series is a set of eight classes with the following learning objectives:
- Expand participant’s understanding of equitable community engagement. Discover best practices to avoid common pitfalls. Learn techniques that follow the City of Minneapolis’ Core Principles of Community Engagement based on the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2).
- Expand participant’s understanding of several of the many cultural communities in Minneapolis. Learn historical beginnings, cultural norms and community contacts; all to enhance your engagement effectiveness in those communities.
Past Learning Labs - Learning Labs are offered at the annual NCR Community Connections Conference and throughout the year. They can also be requested and customized. Participants are City staff, neighborhood staff, board members and volunteers. Labs explore best practices on a variety of topics with the goal of enhancing community work and civic participatory life.
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 Oct 26, 2017