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.

Minneapolis Promise Zone News

Federal review: City response to 4th precinct protests was 'peaceful and measured' despite lack of communication (03/20 - Star Tribune)

A rift between Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau led to a communication breakdown that hindered the city's response to an 18-day occupation of a north Minneapolis police station following the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark, a new federal report concluded.

DOJ Calls for More Transparency Involving MPD Force Incidents (03/21 - KSTP)

The United States Department of Justice issued a report Monday surrounding how the Minneapolis Police Department handled the 4th precinct protests that followed the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark in November of 2015. The DOJ report made 71 recommendations to the City of Minneapolis, specifically focusing on leadership and incident command, internal and external communication, use of force, training, equipment and tools for managing demonstrations, officer safety and community engagement.  

Last updated Mar 27, 2017

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