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File #: RS2021-1066    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: A resolution appropriating a total of $105,000 from a certain account of the General Fund of the General Services District to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Funds.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Burkley Allen, Emily Benedict, Brandon Taylor, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. Substitute RS2021-1066
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A resolution appropriating a total of $105,000 from a certain account of the General Fund of the General Services District to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Funds.

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WHEREAS, as a part of the plan for expenditure of a direct appropriation grant from the State of Tennessee in the amount of $10,000,000 adopted by Resolution No. RS2021-842, the Metropolitan Council appropriated $2,000,000 to Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Fund to be administered by the Mayor's Office; and
WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations; 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, the Community Safety Fund Advisory Board, chaired by Sharon Roberson and appointed by Mayor Cooper, convened to accept and review applications from nonprofit organizations to receive these Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant funds; and
WHEREAS, the Community Safety Fund Advisory Board has recommended that $105,000 of the appropriated funds be distributed to twenty-one specific nonprofit organizations to be used to support their programs to enhance safety in neighborhoods with high levels of gun violence; and
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that these funds be appropriated to these twenty-one nonprofit organizations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated $105,000 from Fund No. 30096 to fund grants to twenty-one nonprofit organizations as follows:

$5,000 to The F.I.N.D. (Families in Need of Direction) Design to provide services that promote healing and safety.
$5,000 ...

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