NCR supports and administers City funding to Minneapolis neighborhood organizations. Neighborhood organizations invest in neighborhoods, engage neighbors in local decision-making, connect residents to the City, build a sense of community and share information. Some common issues that neighborhood organizations work on are housing, livability, safety and the environment.
What neighborhood organizations do
Some common activities of neighborhood organizations include voter registration, community meetings, housing improvements, litter cleanup, ice cream socials, community gardens, youth and senior programs, and even classes like bike repair, yoga, and English as a second language. Learn more about the role of neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis on Neighborhoods 101.
To see examples of neighborhood projects and events, read neighborhood stories here.
For neighborhood organizations
Neighborhood news emails are sent to neighborhood organization executive directors and board chairs. Contact [email protected] if you should be added to this email list, or read the messages in the links below.
- New NRP plan modification process and resources for neighborhood organizations (8/15/19)
- City Council restores frozen NRP funds (2/14/17)
- 2016 Directors and Officers Insurance update (2/17/16)
- City Council adopts Policy for Expenditure of NRP Funds (12/8/15)
- NCR issues guide on use of funds for festivals and community-building events (1/7/15)
Feature story: Neighborhoods Respond to COVID-19 Fund
The Neighborhoods Respond to COVID-19 Fund is a collaboration between the City of Minneapolis and neighborhood organizations, including Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc, West Calhoun Neighborhood Council, East Calhoun Community Organization, Cleveland Neighborhood Association, North Loop Neighborhood Association and Kenny Neighborhood Association.
The fund has paid for 2,500 face masks and 4,800 bottles of hand sanitizer (more than 3 million doses of hand sanitizer) for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
The City’s Health Department has established an online portal to connect resources with community organizations and individuals in need of resources (except for personal protective equipment) during the pandemic. Requests that cannot be covered with City funding but can be covered by Neighborhood Revitalization Program dollars may be considered under this fund.
Pictured: Members of the West Calhoun Neighborhood Association join NCR director David Rubedor (right) in preparing facemasks and hand sanitizer for residents.
Last updated Nov 10, 2020