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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Minneapolis Violence Prevention Community Champion Institute

You can attend a free training to help you prevent violence in your community.
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Upper Harbor Redevelopment

We're reconnecting North Minneapolis to the riverfront with new places to work and live, a 20-acre park and a community performing arts center.
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Lead testing

You can have your water tested for lead.
intersection of 38th St and Chicago Ave.

38th and Chicago

This intersection is a sacred space for racial healing.
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Parklets and street cafés

You can enroll to host a parklet or open a street café in the City of Minneapolis.
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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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Minneapolis Forward

Minneapolis Forward is an initiative to help our city with recovery and transformation.
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Police Explorers

See what it is like to be a Minneapolis police officer. You can take part in this training.
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Great Streets

Our grants and loans help neighborhood business districts stay vital.
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Skin lightening

The Minneapolis Health Department seeks to reduce the use of dangerous skin lightening products through education.
Community service officer with kids and balloons.

National Night Out

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