About Neighborhoods 2020
Neighborhoods 2020 is the community engagement process that the City of Minneapolis used to redefine the roles and expectations of neighborhood organizations that received funding through the Community Participation Program. Neighborhoods 2020’s goal is to make Minneapolis’ network of 70 neighborhood organizations, the City's neighborhood-based engagement structure, more equitable and effective.
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The Minneapolis City Council approved the Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines on Nov. 13, 2020. The guidelines are centered on building equity in our community. The City has worked closely with neighborhoods, community members and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) to develop these guidelines.
The guidelines align with the City’s adopted Strategic Racial Equity Plan and the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which states that “Minneapolis will have an equitable civic participation system that enfranchises everyone, recognizes the core and vital service neighborhood organizations provide to the City of Minneapolis, and builds people’s long-term capacity to organize and improve their lives and neighborhoods.”
- Racial equity impact analysis
- Request for committee action
- Watch the Public Health and Safety Committee public hearing and presentation about these guidelines
CURA racial equity research and activities
In September 2019, the City of Minneapolis contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the final phase of Neighborhoods 2020.
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.