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File #: RS2020-612    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/22/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 11/5/2020 Final action: 11/5/2020
Title: A resolution appropriating a total of $200,000 from the COVID-19 Pandemic Fund No. 30099 to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Community Partnership Fund grants.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. RS2020-612
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A resolution appropriating a total of $200,000 from the COVID-19 Pandemic Fund No. 30099 to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Community Partnership Fund grants.
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WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in accordance with the guidelines of the Metropolitan Government; and,
WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Metropolitan Council may, by Resolution, appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, Resolution RS 2020-394 previously appropriated for the support of various agencies and non-profit organizations providing direct services to members of the community negatively impacted by COVID-19; and,
WHEREAS, Resolution 2020-394 provided that funds shall be disbursed in accordance with the requirements of section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated and all related grant contracts shall be approved by resolution of the Metropolitan Council, including $200,000 for Office of Family Safety; and,
WHEREAS, there are federal requirements for use of CARES Act funds which require that these funds be used or distributed on or before December 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Family Safety has accepted applications from nonprofit organizations to receive Community Partnership Fund grants; and,
WHEREAS, the Mayor has accepted the recommendations of the Office of Family Safety that $200,000 in Community Partnership Fund grants should be disbursed to specific nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, Davidson County has experienced a 286% increase in domestic violence cases/calls during the course of the pandemic; and,
WHEREAS, the nonprofit organizations named below have experienced an increased demand in their services due to the increase in domestic violence cases during the pandemic; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan...

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