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Comment period for Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines extended to July 15
The public comment period for the Neighborhoods 2020 draft program guidelines on neighborhood programming and funding to support the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations in 2021 and beyond has been extended to July 15.
The City has extended the comment period on the guidelines to give people more time to review and provide feedback as we face the COVID-19 crisis. The draft program guidelines follow the vision to preserve Minneapolis’ neighborhood organizations and create equitable communities in which all people are valued, communities are engaged and leadership mirrors the diversity of the city.
Ways to submit comments: Email: Neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov; Phone: 612-673-3737; Text messaging and voicemail: Español: 612-404-2978, Hmoob: 612-367-6548, Soomaaliga: 612-404-2978, English: 612-518-8743; Mail: Neighborhood and Community Relations, 105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 425, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401.
Comments must be received by 11:59 pm, July 15. The guidelines are expected to go before the City Council for review in mid-August. Neighborhoods 2020 is a plan for continuing to fund neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis when the existing funding source ends and a process to identify expectations for the work they do. These draft program guidelines are the outcome of a City Council direction that staff work with a consultant to continue conversations with neighborhoods and the community on program guidelines and metrics for the Neighborhoods 2020 framework while continuing to ensure that racial equity remains at the core of the work.