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File #: RS2021-1116    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Title: A resolution accepting the recommendations of the COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee to distribute $3,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from the Covid 19 ARP Fund No. 30216 to provide rent and mortgage payments and utilities payments, for Davidson County residents who suffered a negative economic impact during the coronavirus pandemic who do not meet the eligibility requirements of the HOPE program administered by the Metro Action Commission, to be administered by the United Way of Greater Nashville.
Sponsors: Zulfat Suara, Kyonzte Toombs, Ginny Welsch, Sharon Hurt, Delishia Porterfield
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A resolution accepting the recommendations of the COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee to distribute $3,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from the Covid 19 ARP Fund No. 30216 to provide rent and mortgage payments and utilities payments, for Davidson County residents who suffered a negative economic impact during the coronavirus pandemic who do not meet the eligibility requirements of the HOPE program administered by the Metro Action Commission, to be administered by the United Way of Greater Nashville.
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WHEREAS, on June 15, 2021, the Metropolitan Council passed Resolution RS2021-966, a resolution which accepted grant funds for local government support from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the American Recovery Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson Count, which was subsequently signed into law by Mayor John Cooper on June 16, 2021; and,

WHEREAS, Resolution RS2021-966 established a COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee ("the Committee") whose role is to collect, consider, and recommend appropriate uses of the ARP Funds as designated by the Metropolitan Council disbursement plan. The Committee will submit its reports and recommendations to the Mayor, the Director of Finance, and the Metropolitan Council not later than June 30, 2025; and,
WHEREAS, there are federal requirements for use of American Rescue Plan Act funds that require that these funds be expended or obligated on or before December 31, 2024; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes an immediate and critical need to provide financial assistance in the form of rent and mortgage payments and utility payments to benefit individuals in Davidson County who have suffered a negative economic impact from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic who do not qualify for assistance from the HOPE program administered by the Metro Action Commission; and,
WHEREAS, based on the urgen...

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