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File #: RS2021-742    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: A resolution approving an application for a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant from the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble
Attachments: 1. RS2021-742 legislation packet

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A resolution approving an application for a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant from the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

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WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, is accepting applications for a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant with an award of $189,760.00 and a required cash match of $47,440.00 to increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government is eligible to participate in this grant program; and,

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant application be approved and submitted.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1.                     That the Metropolitan Government’s application for a Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant with an award of $189,760.00, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Office of Emergency Management is authorized to submit said application to the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Section 2.                     That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This resolution approves an application for a grant in the amount $189,760 from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to the Metro Office of Emergency Management. This application is for a continuation grant used to fund hazardous materials training and equipment. The grant application provides that the funds will be used to purchase iPads, car fire and rollover simulators, training exercises, and other equipment. There would be a required local match of $47,440.