Community Participation Program

Information about the Community Participation Program funding for neighborhood organizations in the City of Minneapolis.

About the program

The Community Participation Program (CPP) provided funding to build and support strong, sustainable and representative Minneapolis neighborhood organizations. The program directed at least $3,000,000 per year to recognized Minneapolis neighborhood organizations for community participation activities in the following key areas:

  • identifying and acting on neighborhood priorities;
  • influencing City decisions on plans, policies, procedures, programs and services; and
  • increasing involvement in civic and community life.

Find information about neighborhood organization funding in 2021 and beyond on the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage.


Neighborhood organizations received three-year allocations for the years 2017 to 2019, which was then extended through 2021. Community Participation Program funds can be used to support your neighborhood organization’s community engagement activities and related administrative expenses, as well as to fund work on priorities identified in approved neighborhood priority plans.

Neighborhood engagement plans

Download the neighborhood organization engagement plan template and instructions using the link below. The engagement plan is required from neighborhood organizations receiving funding from the City of Minneapolis for engagement activities.

Community Participation Program final report

Each neighborhood has been asked to complete a final report for the Community Participation Program (CPP) by April 15, 2022. Staff and board should work together to draft, approve and submit their report online via SurveyMonkey.

CPP final report SurveyMonkey link

If you'd like to draft your report on a Word document before submitting, you can use the CPP final report template document. However, we ask that you still submit the final responses through the SurveyMonkey link.

2020-21 Community Participation Program (CPP) final report template

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