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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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

We offer training in fields such as healthcare and technology. Other fields include manufacturing and construction.
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Zero Waste

We are reducing what we throw away in landfills and waste facilities.
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Digital Inclusion

We support efforts to address the digital divide in Minneapolis.
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Vision Zero

We can work together to prevent severe injuries and deaths from traffic crashes.
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Urban Scholars

This program lets students explore careers in the public sector.
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U Visa and T Visa Program

The City provides U and T-Visa Certifications for crime victims who qualify.
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Two Percent Loans

We offer low-cost loans to small retail, service and light manufacturing businesses.
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Transportation Action Plan

Minneapolis is creating more travel options for more people by the year 2030.
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Transgender Equity

We work hard to end inequality based on gender and other social characteristics.

Tax Increment Financing

The City supports community improvement projects with public financing. Tax increment financing (TIF) is one tool we can use for these projects.

Target Market Program

Small businesses drive our economy, so we created a program to help them bid on City contracts.
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Street or alley vacation

You can ask the City to give up rights to a public right of way and return control of the land to a private party.