Funding awarded for community patrols

April 8, 2021

The City of Minneapolis has awarded roughly $1 million to seven community organizations to provide positive outreach and support services during and after the trials of the former officers involved in the killing of George Floyd.

The seven organizations are:

  • A Mother’s Love
  • Center for Multicultural Mediation
  • NACDI (Native American Community Development Institute)
  • Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and T.O.U.C.H. Outreach
  • C.E.O. (Change Equals Opportunity)
  • Restoration Inc.
  • We Push for Peace.

These community organizations will provide positive outreach and community engagement; support two-way communication between community and the City; provide informal de-escalation, mediation, and conflict resolution if needed; and share information about existing City and community resources and supports and help community members access those resources when appropriate. Contracts will run through Dec. 31, 2021.

The organizations will work in geographically specific areas of the city covering north, south, and downtown.

Eligible organizations included nonprofit or community-based organizations, neighborhood organizations, cultural organizations, places of worship/faith organizations and individuals. Organizations could submit proposals for up to $175,000.

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