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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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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Business Development Fund Loan

Minneapolis businesses can get loans up to $75,000. They also can earn prepayment credits for hiring city residents.

Tax Increment Financing

We support community improvement projects with public financing. Tax increment financing (TIF) is one tool we can use for these projects.
New building

Common Bond Fund Revenue Bonds

Growing manufacturing companies can get loans through this program.
Minneapolis skyline and Mississippi River, Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Revenue Bond

This program provides funding for many types of building projects.
Construction site for a new building

501c3 revenue bonds

We offer low-cost bond financing to nonprofits.
Basset Creek Valley brownfield grant program in Minneapolis

Brownfield Grants

Our program assists owners of contaminated property. You can apply for grant funds to help with cleanup costs.
Somali man and women at a community meeting.

Alternative Financing

We offer financing for small businesses that follow Islamic law.
Sidewalk cafe open for business

Minneapolis Forward

Minneapolis Forward is an initiative to help our city with recovery and transformation.
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Housing and development assistance

The City has many affordable housing programs. They're available to home buyers, rental property owners and property developers.
small business owner

Small Business Technical Assistance

We support and consult with small and mid-sized business in Minneapolis.
Apartment building

4d Affordable Housing Incentive

Apartment building owners can qualify for lower property taxes.