Minneapolis Promise Zone News
January 11, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Increase your Company's Revenue, Get Preference for Federal Contracts, Request for Proposal for Community Solar Garden Subscriptions, All of Us Research Program Seeks Input on Research Priorities, Take the Survey! Help Prioritize Governor's Housing Task Force Topics, Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils, and Committees, News, Events, and Jobs, Promise Zone Preference Points, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone
January 4, 2018 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Grant Spotlight, Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone
December 21, 2017 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: How to Reduce Racial Disparities in Housing Policy, Minnesota Job Creation Fund, Increasing Access to Affordable Housing on the Northside, Minneapolis Promise Zone Facilitates Increased Capital Investment, Department for Housing and Urban Development Launches Envision Center, Making Minnesota Conservation Improvement Programs More Effective, News, Events, and Jobs, Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone
December 7, 2017 Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates - In this edition: Economic Development Working Group Attends City Council Public Hearing, Minneapolis Promise Zone Advocates for More Affordable Housing, Minneapolis Promise Zone Engages with Community on Affordable Produce, Attend a Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America Workshop, Requests for Proposals Available to Engage Northside Residents, News, Events, and Jobs, About the Minneapolis Promise Zone
About Promise Zones
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
MPZ Community Resources
The MPZ has:
- A full time Equity Manager
- Six AmeriCorps VISTA members
- A Federal liaison assigned to help designees navigate federal programs
- Preference for certain competitive federal grant programs and technical assistance from participating federal agencies
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.
Last updated Jan 17, 2018