Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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intersection of 38th St and Chicago Ave.

38th and Chicago

This intersection is a sacred space for racial healing.
Downtown Minneapolis buildings

Energy Benchmarking

In Minneapolis, large buildings make up almost 50% of the City's energy use. Our program allows building owners and the City to track energy and water usage year to year.
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Green To Go

The City has rules for businesses that serve food and beverages to go.
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Serving Safety

We provide food safety resources to keep your customers safe.
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Smoke Free Living

The City helps people who want smoke-free housing.
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National Night Out

The first Tuesday in August is a night to gather with your neighbors and partner with police.
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DEED Redevelopment Grants

We help our community make blighted land useful again.
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Trial support and safety

The City continues to work partners to keep everyone safe and informed following the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who was found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
Community members meeting

Community Safety

The City wants to ensure the safety of all members of our community. Learn how you can engage in this work and make a difference in Minneapolis.
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Digital Inclusion

We support efforts to address the digital divide in Minneapolis.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services document

U Visa and T Visa

The City provides U and T-Visa Certifications for crime victims who qualify.
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Our Diversion programs help people charged with certain crimes. Defendants can keep charges off their record and learn to take a better path going forward.