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File #: RS2021-1206    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/24/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: A resolution appropriating $1,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to various Metro departments to be used for vaccination and assessment centers, homeless emergency shelters, personal protective equipment, sanitization and signage.
Sponsors: Courtney Johnston, Jennifer Gamble, Sandra Sepulveda, Burkley Allen, Ginny Welsch
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A resolution appropriating $1,000,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to various Metro departments to be used for vaccination and assessment centers, homeless emergency shelters, personal protective equipment, sanitization and signage.
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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 coronavirus and resulting pandemic has placed additional burdens on Metro to provide testing and vaccinations, provide emergency covid shelters for the unhoused population, require additional sanitization of Metro public buildings, require masks in Metro public buildings, and provide related signage of covid policies and directions; and
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes the needs of various departments to provide these services; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this resolution be approved.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE...

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