City of Minneapolis receiving up to $2.7m grant for “Innovation”



Via News Release

“December 15, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) —Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges announced today that the City of Minneapolis is one of 12 U.S. cities that Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected to participate in the $45-million expansion of their Innovation Teams program. Minneapolis will receive a grant of $900,000 a year for up to three years to create an innovation team, or i-team, that is initially focused on analyzing whether core City services are delivered equitably throughout Minneapolis.

The Innovation Teams program aims to improve the capacities of cities to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve residents’ lives, by relying on data, open innovation, and strong project and performance management to help mayors address pressing urban challenges.”

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