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File #: RS2021-766    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/4/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Title: A resolution approving an application for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Fire Department, to protect the health and safety of the public and first responder personnel against fire and fire-related hazards.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Zulfat Suara, Joy Styles, Emily Benedict
Attachments: 1. RS2021-766 legislation packet

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A resolution approving an application for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Fire Department, to protect the health and safety of the public and first responder personnel against fire and fire-related hazards.

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, with an award of $304,181.82 and a required cash match of $30,418.18; 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 application for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, with an award of $304,181.82, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Nashville Fire Department is authorized to submit said application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

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 an Assistance to Firefighters grant in the amount of $304,181.82 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Nashville Fire Department. These funds would be used to purchase first responder HazMat protective equipment. 

 

If awarded, there will be a required local match of $30,418.18.