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File #: RS2020-657    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/20/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: A resolution appropriating $29,822,775.00 in CARES Act funds to certain accounts for the benefit of various Metropolitan Government departments.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, Sandra Sepulveda, Ginny Welsch
Attachments: 1. RS2020-657 AMDT 1, 2. RS2020-657 AMDT 2
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A resolution appropriating $29,822,775.00 in CARES Act funds to certain accounts for the benefit of various Metropolitan Government departments.
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WHEREAS, on June 16, 2020, the Metropolitan Council passed Substitute Ordinance BL2020-286, the budget ordinance for the Metropolitan Government for Fiscal Year 2021, which was subsequently signed into law by Mayor John Cooper on June 17, 2020; and,
WHEREAS, Substitute Ordinance BL2020-286 established a COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee ("the Committee") to collect, consider, and recommend appropriate uses of all federal and state funds provided to the Metropolitan Government specifically for COVID-19 relief and recovery, including but not limited to, federal CARES Act funds, and to submit its initial recommendations to the Mayor, the Director of Finance, and the Metropolitan Council not later than August 3, 2020; and,
WHEREAS, there are federal requirements for use of CARES Act funds that require that these funds be used or distributed on or before December 30, 2020; and,
WHEREAS, Metro Council previously approved resolutions to designate use of federal CARES funds, including RS2020-394 to provide financial assistance to MNPS for remote learning; RS2020-478 to provide mortgage, rent, and utilities relief; RS2020-500 to provide food assistance; RS2020-515 to provide financial assistance to live music venues; RS2020-516 to provide financial assistance and technical support to small businesses; RS2020-629 to provide financial assistance to nonprofit arts organizations; RS2020-635 to provide rent relief for vendors of the Nashville Farmers Market; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that certain public safety salaries are an eligible expense of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF); and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that Metro will continue to incur expenditures related to the pandemic after December 30, 2020 that are not included in the fiscal year 2021 budget; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes ...

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