Neighborhood Programs for 2019
The Waite Park Community Council currently has four neighborhood programs available to residents of Waite Park Neighborhood, which are set to expire at the end of 2019.
The Block Club Rebate, the Safety & Security Rebate, the Raingarden Program and free Home Energy Squad Visits are all funded by Waite Park neighborhood's NRP (Neighborhood Revitalization Program) and/or Community Participation Program (CPP).
Safety & Security $100 Rebates
The Waite Park Community Council is offering $100 rebates to all Waite Park residents that purchase eligible basic security or safety related items by the end of 2019. All properties in the Waite Park Neighborhood, both residential and commercial, may receive a rebate without regard to participation in other previous programs.
The application form is available to download and paper copies are in the Waite Park Community Center literature rack, 1810 34th Avenue Northeast. Send the original receipt(s) from the item(s) you purchased with the form. Multiple applications may be submitted, but the total of rebates for any property is limited to $100 per property per calendar year. Security Rebate Form
Rebates are available until funds run out.
Block Club Rebate
Get your block club energized with a project to help improve our community. WPCC is offering $100 rebates to organized block clubs. Waite Park residents who organize a block club event, National Night Out event, or gathering during the year to meet with neighbors are eligible.
Recipients can be part of a current block club recognized by the Minneapolis Police Department Second Precinct or a block club that hosts at least one gathering a year to which all block residents are invited, as verified by 2 residents, are eligible for this rebate.
Please download the form or pick up a paper copy at the literature rack at the Waite Park Community Center, 1810 34th Avenue Northeast. Simply complete the application form and send it in with the original receipt(s) from the item(s) you purchased. No food or beverage expenses are eligible. Educational programming expense is eligible. Rebates are for supplies and products only; no reimbursement for labor. Multiple applications may be submitted, but the total of rebates for any block club is limited to $100 per block club for 2019. Rebates are available until the funds run out. Block Club Rebate Form
The Waite Park Community Council has partnered with Metro Blooms to provide up to ten raingardens to private property owners in the Waite Park neighborhood in 2019. The first come, first served announcement was in the last newsletter, and as of May 8, there were already ten participants signed up and six people on the waitlist.
Consultations will be held in June and July, and the gardens will be installed August 26-29.
The project involves a coordinated outreach effort, educational trainings, and rain garden installation. On site consultation and raingarden installation will be subsidized by the WPCC. Participants will be responsible for half the on site consultation fee and the cost of the plants/materials.
Free Home Energy Squad Visits
The City of Minneapolis and WPCC are helping residents save money and increase comfort in their homes.
While the funds last, the City and WPCC are offering free Home Energy Squad visits (a $100 value) to Waite Park residents. WPCC has used NRP funds to provide free visits for Waite Park residents since the summer of 2017.
To schedule your Home Energy Squad Visit call 651-328-6220 or visit MNCEE.ORG/HES-MPLS.