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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Sidewalk cafe open for business

Minneapolis Forward

Minneapolis Forward is an initiative to help our city with recovery and transformation.
A business area in Minneapolis

Great Streets

Our grants and loans help neighborhood business districts stay vital.
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.
Construction site for a new building

501c3 revenue bonds

We offer low-cost bond financing to nonprofits.
New building

Common Bond Fund Revenue Bonds

Growing manufacturing companies can get loans through this program.
Building at intersection

DEED Grants

We help our community make blighted land useful again.
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.
Nice Ride bikes at mobility hub

Minneapolis Climate Action

The Climate Action initiative is a road map to reducing our city’s climate impact.
Colorful vegetables at the farmers market

Homegrown Minneapolis

We help our community grow and distribute more locally grown food.

Target Market

Small businesses drive our economy, so we created a program to help them bid on City contracts.
Minneapolis skyline and Mississippi River, Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

Revenue Bond

This program provides funding for many types of building projects.
North side Promise Zone music event

Promise Zone

This program helps residents of North Minneapolis and other high poverty areas in the U.S.