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File #: RS2021-846    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: A resolution approving an application for a Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Fire Department, to purchase investigative equipment to enhance effectiveness and maximize operational capabilities.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Zulfat Suara, Jennifer Gamble
Attachments: 1. RS2021-846 Exhibit

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A resolution approving an application for a Fire Prevention and Safety grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Fire Department, to purchase investigative equipment to enhance effectiveness and maximize operational capabilities. 

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WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is accepting applications for a Fire Prevention and Safety grant with an award of $82,571.43 and a required cash match of $4,128.57 to purchase investigative equipment to enhance effectiveness and maximize operational capabilities; 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 Fire Prevention and Safety   grant with an award of $82,571.43, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the 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 a grant in the amount of $82,571.43 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the Nashville Fire Department to purchase investigative equipment and for training. Specifically, these funds would be used to purchase an arson investigation trailer, digital cameras, a drone, and for arson investigation training. If awarded, there will be a required local cash match of $4,128.57.