Investment highlights

In 2021, the City and community partners made significant financial investments to support healing at 38th and Chicago and surrounding area.


  • $1.5 million in forgivable loans for businesses located within George Floyd Square. 
  • $182,000 to the One Minneapolis Fund through the Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations for “Undoing Racism” training and future resources.
  • $150,000 for the Creative City Making program to hire a diverse team of artists and healers to lead community engagement processes.

More investments

  • Redirected funds from the Sustainability Office to Sabathani Community Center for green jobs training.
  • Increased funding in the 2021 City budget for a new Rebuild Resilient program. This program provides $1 million for energy improvements for properties harmed by the civil unrest.
  • Accelerated funding to reconstruct the 38th and Chicago traffic intersection. This includes working with the Metro D-Line rapid transit project.
  • Awarded $870,000 in funding to four organizations serving renters in the 38th and Chicago area: Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research, Lutheran Social Services and We Win Institute Inc. 

Read about the Metro D-Line bus-rapid transit project

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