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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Trial support and safety

The City and our partners continue to work to keep people safe and informed after the trial and conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Young family of four in nature.

Minneapolis Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot

We give families who need it a monthly income boost.
Staff look at current map of council wards and voting precincts


A process to set new election district lines based on the current population.
intersection of 38th St and Chicago Ave.

38th and Chicago

This intersection is a sacred space for racial healing.
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Vision Zero

We can work together to prevent severe injuries and deaths from traffic crashes.
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U and T visa

Our City does not issue U and T visas, but we can certify them. We explain the purpose of the visas, who can get them and how to request certification.
People buying vegetables at farmers market.

Green Zones initiative

We seek to improve the health and well-being of people in our community. Green Zones are communities that have been deeply affected by pollution, racism and other factors.
Nice Ride bikes at mobility hub

Minneapolis Climate Action

The Climate Action initiative is a road map to reducing our city’s climate impact.
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Fire Department Pathways

We offer many options to prepare for an emergency services career. We value your culture and life experiences, and we want you to be a part of our team.
Red single family net zero energy home from Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis Homes

We seek to end racial disparities in homeownership with our programs.
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Zero Waste

We want to reduce garbage thrown away in landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. Learn how we plan to do this.
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Clean City Classroom

When you become a Clean City Classroom educator, you can teach youth about the best ways to handle waste. We'll provide you lesson plans and materials at no cost.