Category Archives: Funding

August 22, 2019 eNews

Washburn Tot Lot Celebration TONIGHT

Thursday, August 22
5825 Washburn Avenue S

Join the ANA and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for free fruit juice popsicles, games, and bubbles to celebrate the Washburn Tot Lot’s new playground! Bring your neighbors and stop by for a short visit or stay to play.

Read more about the community process behind the new playground here.

Volunteer with TRUST

Local nonprofit TRUST’s Chore Program needs workers! The program provides household chore and maintenance services to older adults living in South Minneapolis—helping them to continue living safely and independently in their own homes. Currently, TRUST is looking for workers—or volunteers—that can do any of the following jobs: yardwork, mowing, small repairs, and house cleaning. If you are interested, please call the TRUST Chore Program at 612-827-6150.

Meals on Wheels Openings

TRUST Meals on Wheels has openings for new Meals on Wheels clients. If you or a parent, friend, or neighbor is in need of a nutritious, hot daily meal delivered right to the door, call Eleonore at 612-822-6040. If you are outside our area, we will direct you.

Development Assistance and Missing Middle Program RFPs

The City of Minneapolis current has two Requests for Proposals to fund the increase of affordable housing in the City.

1. Minneapolis Homes Development Assistance provides funding for new construction 1-4 unit homes on City-owned lots. RFP materials are available at:

The MHDA RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 to

2. Missing Middle Housing Pilot Program provides funding for the construction of 3 to 20-unit residential housing in Minneapolis on City-owned lots or privately-owned lots. RFP materials are available at:

The Missing Middle RFP submissions are due at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to

Thank you sponsors!

Without the generous support of these organizations, the Summer Festival wouldn’t have been possible! Click to learn more about each of this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:


Armatage Neighborhood Funds

The Armatage Neighborhood Association has remaining, unspent funds and we need your input!

City funding for neighborhood organizations like the ANA expires in 2020. There isn’t yet a new plan in place for 2021 and beyond but funding is expected to decrease significantly (or possibly end entirely – see for more info).

The neighborhood has just over $220,000 remaining and we’ve drafted a plan to allocate this one-time resource to keep popular programs and community services going over the next 4+ years. We need your feedback on this plan to keep Armatage a livable, lovable community.

Draft Funding Plan:

Here’s our plan to allocate these remaining funds to keep popular programs and community services operating for the next 4+ years:

  • $40,000 for Rain Gardens: Subsidies for renters and homeowners to install a low cost rain or native gardens to minimize runoff, filter and clean groundwater, and increase pollinator habitat
  • $15,000 for Safety Rebates: Rebates of up to $100 for residents annually for qualifying home safety upgrades. Up to $1,000/yr for businesses (lifetime max of $2,000)
  • $6,000 for Informal Gatherings: Pop-up events and Neighborhood Happy Hours
  • $14,000 for Mini Grants: Grants up to $1,0000 awarded to complete a project focused on the Armatage Neighborhood.
  • $78,500 for Staffing:
    • $70,000 for Program Implementation: Coordination for ANA’s programs, events, communications, volunteer coordination and outreach.
    • $8,500 for Accounting: Accounting and financials for ANA’s work.
  • $10,000 for Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety: Support improvements to neighborhood signage, pedestrian and/or bicycle infrastructure, lighting, etc.
  • $44,000 for Community Engagement:
    • $15,000 for Events and Programs: Support Summer Festival, Green Team events, Welcome Bags, park events, and other community programs
    • $5,000 for Supplies and Materials: Office supplies and materials to support community engagement.
    • $24,000 for Neighborhood Communications: Armatage News print newsletters, mailing and printing expenses, digital communications and website.
  • $15,000 – OPEN. What are your ideas for these remaining funds? Tell us below!

Voice your feedback by Friday, November 15:

  • Fill out our online survey here
  • Text us at 612.466.0296
  • Email us at
  • Tell us in person:
    • Armatage Park Halloween • Friday 10/25 • 6:00-8:30pm
    • Washburn Tot Lot Play Date • Saturday 11/2 • 3:00-5:00pm
    • Neighborhood Happy Hour • Tuesday 11/12 • 7:00-9:00pm at Red Wagon Pizza

The final neighborhood and board vote takes place at the November Neighborhood Meeting • Tuesday 11/19 • 6:30pm at Armatage Rec Center. Anyone 18 and older who lives in the Armatage Neighborhood or is a designated representative of a neighborhood business is eligible to vote.