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File #: RS2020-698    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: A resolution appropriating a total of $200,000 from the Nashville Public Library, and $183,000 from Social Services to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Community Partnership Fund grants.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2020-698 Exhibit, 2. RS2020-698 Contract
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A resolution appropriating a total of $200,000 from the Nashville Public Library, and $183,000 from Social Services 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 Council may, by Resolution, appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and,

WHEREAS, Resolution RS 2020-394 previously appropriated funds 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 the Public Library, and $183,000 for Social Services; 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, Social Services and the Public Library have accepted applications from nonprofit organizations to receive Community Partnership Fund grants; and,
WHEREAS, the Mayor has accepted the recommendations of the Public Library that $200,000 in Community Partnership Fund grants should be disbursed to specific nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, the Mayor has accepted the recommendations of Social Services that $183,000 in Community Partnership Fund grants should be disbursed to specific nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, the nonprofit organizations named below have experienced an increased demand in their services during the pandemic; and,
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