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File #: RS2021-1190    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/7/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: A resolution approving an application for a Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Site Initiative grant from the U. S. Department of Justice to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Office of Family Safety, to increase compliance with Tennessee firearms dispossession laws.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Erin Evans, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzte Toombs, Angie Henderson
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1190 Grant Application Exhibit

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A resolution approving an application for a Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Site Initiative grant from the U. S. Department of Justice to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Office of Family Safety, to increase compliance with Tennessee firearms dispossession laws.  

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Whereas, the U. S. Department of Justice is accepting applications for a Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Site Initiative grant with an award of $414,482.00 with no cash match required; 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.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Council of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County:

Section 1.                     That the application for a Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Site Initiative grant with an award of $414,482.00, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to execute the same, and the Metropolitan Nashville Office of Family Safety is authorized to submit said grant application to the U. S. Department of Justice.

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

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This resolution approves an application for a Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Site Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Office of Family Safety. If the grant application is awarded, the grant award would be $414,482 with no required local cash match. The grant proceeds would be used to increase compliance with Tennessee firearm dispossession laws. The term of the grant would be October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2024.