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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Painted mural on the side of 927 building in Minneapolis

Ownership and Opportunity Fund

Our program offers funding for commercial real estate development in the city. We focus on economically challenged areas. Formerly called the Commercial Property Development Fund.
Uptown Minneapolis at night

Livable Communities grants

The Metropolitan Council offers grants for some real estate projects. The grant program gives people more options for housing and jobs.
Cannabis oils, flower and edibles.


We share information about cannabis for people who live in, work in and visit Minneapolis.
Person using laptop while holding coffee

Digital equity

The City helps residents access high-speed internet and technology resources.
Sidewalk cafe open for business

Minneapolis Forward

Minneapolis Forward is an initiative to help our city with recovery and transformation.
Downtown Minneapolis buildings

Energy Benchmarking

Owners of large buildings can track their water and energy use. We explain how.

Target Market

Small businesses drive our economy, so we created a program to help them bid on City contracts.
Apartment building in Minneapolis

Affordable Housing Trust Fund

We help developers create more affordable rental housing in the city.
Building at intersection

DEED Grants

We help our community make blighted land useful again.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony. Image courtesy of EMERGE.

Bank Qualified Bank Direct Tax Exempt Loan

We offer tax-exempt financing to 501(c)(3) organizations.
North side Promise Zone music event

Promise Zone

This program helps residents of North Minneapolis and other high poverty areas in the U.S.
Nice Ride bikes at mobility hub

Minneapolis Climate Action

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