Minneapolis Promise Zone Updates

City of Minneapolis and Promise Zone

January 26, 2017

Promise Zone Updates

In this edition:

  • Energy Savings Funds for Homeowners and Renters
  • Promise Zone in the News
  • Available Grant Opportunities
  • About the Promise Zone
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Energy Savings Funds for Homeowners and Renters

Free income qualified visits

Free visits available for households with incomes less than $24,541 for one person, $32,092 for two people, $39,643 for three people, or up to $65,128 for eight people. Call 612.335.5874 to confirm eligibility and schedule a visit.  

The team of trusted energy consultants will come to your home or rental property, evaluate your energy savings opportunities, and install the energy-efficient materials of your choice:

  • Door weather stripping
  • Programmable thermostat
  • LED light bulbs 
  • Water heater blanket 
  • High-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators 
  • Pipe wrap

Our team will also:

  • Perform a blower door test to measure your home for air leaks.
  • Complete an insulation inspection of your attic and walls using an infrared camera.
  • Safety check your home's heating system and water heater. 
  • Provide you with a quote for insulation and/or seating and connect you with a qualified contractor, if applicable.

    For more information, please visit the Home Energy Squad's website. 

In the News

Mayor Hodges: Minneapolis Will Become a 'Reach Out and Read Bookend City' in 2017 (01/12 - City of Minneapolis)

  • In 2017, 100 percent of Minneapolis health clinics serving young children will promote early childhood literacy in pediatric exam rooms through Reach Out and Read Minnesota. That is the intent behind Mayor Betsy Hodges' commitment to Minneapolis becoming a "Reach Out and Read Bookend City" in 2017. 

The US Department of Education's Place Based Initiatives Pilot Team 

  • Registration has opened for the Community Schools Site Visit and Peer Exchange Network for March 8-9, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Please visit the registration page to sign up. 

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Recent Federal Grant and Partnership Opportunities

The following content is for informational purposes only. For additional details on the opportunities below, and to find additional opportunities, please visit www.grants.gov.

Promise Zone Preference Points

If a discretionary funding opportunity indicates Promise Zone (PZ) preference points are available, please visit http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/promisezone/WCMSP-190631 for additional information on forms and contacts to request preference point certification from the City of Minneapolis Promise Zone. Please submit your preference point request at least two weeks prior to the application deadline for Promise Zone certification approval consideration. 

If a funding opportunity does not indicate PZ preference points, you are still encouraged to contact the Promise Zone Manager, Julianne Leerssen (612-225-7721), about potential partnership opportunities to strengthen your application.

CNCS: Corporation for National and Community Service

ED: Department of Education

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services

SBA: Small Business Administration

USDA: Department of Agriculture

USDOJ: Department of Justice

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About the Minneapolis Promise Zone

Promise Zones are federally designated, high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, and leverage private investment. The Minneapolis Promise Zone (MPZ) plan is a comprehensive, community-driven revitalization strategy that builds on and aligns numerous initiatives to address the persistent unemployment, crime, housing blight, and poor educational outcomes that affect that area.

For more information, please visit www.minneapolismn.gov/promisezone

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Christina Manancero Villagran at christina.villagran@minneapolismn.gov or by phone: 612-673-2958. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. 

TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-673-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Welcome to North Minneapolis" mural by youth artists from Juxtaposition Arts and TATS CRU