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File #: RS2021-1204    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 10/24/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: A resolution appropriating $1,933,000.00 in American Recovery Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to Metro Parks to be used for managing homeless encampments, and the renovation and repair of Brookmeade Park.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, Burkley Allen, Russ Bradford, Gloria Hausser
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1204 Exhibit A, 2. RS2021-1204 Amendment No.pdf
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A resolution appropriating $1,933,000.00 in American Recovery Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to Metro Parks to be used for managing homeless encampments, and the renovation and repair of Brookmeade Park.
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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 supports the mission of the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metropolitan Social Services ("HID") to provide temporary and permanent housing to those experiencing homelessness; and,
WHEREAS, in recognition of HID's important mission, the Committee has recommended allocating $1,541,400.00 to provide emergency shelters and to assist those experiencing homelessness to find permanent housing; and,
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional burdens on the Metro Parks Department ("Parks") to fulfill its mission to provide safe and enjoyable parks and greenway space to Nashville citizens, primarily due to an increase in the number of urban camps as a result of the pandemic and the increase of homeless ...

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