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File #: RS2022-1307    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating $1,060,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Community Safety Partnership Fund to support evidence-based community solutions to interpersonal violence.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Courtney Johnston, Sandra Sepulveda, Burkley Allen, Erin Evans, Ginny Welsch, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2022-1307 Exhibit A
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A resolution appropriating $1,060,000.00 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Community Safety Partnership Fund to support evidence-based community solutions to interpersonal violence.
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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 Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARP Funds") 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 ARP Funds that require that these funds be expended or obligated on or before December 31, 2024; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that a decrease in homicides and interpersonal violence is a critical priority for the city; and,
WHEREAS the Committee recognizes that the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have emphasized the need for adequate violence prevention programming; and,
WHEREAS, the METRO COUNCIL has previously allocated $1,000,000.00 to the Cure Violence Pilot in North Nashville through the Community Safety Partnership Fund; and,
WHEREAS, the CSPF requests that $750,000 in additional funds be allocated to the Cure Violence Pilot. The funds are necessary to extend the pilot run, hire expert evaluators and skilled trainers, as further described in Exhibit A; and,
WHEREAS, the CSPF requests $240,000 in additional funds be ...

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