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File #: RS2022-1583    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating a total of $820,000 from a certain account of the FY21 FIN TN Direct Appropriation Grant to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Funds.
Sponsors: Burkley Allen, Erin Evans, Jennifer Gamble, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield
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A resolution appropriating a total of $820,000 from a certain account of the FY21 FIN TN Direct Appropriation Grant to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Funds.

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WHEREAS, as a part of the plan for expenditure of a direct appropriation grant from the State of Tennessee in the amount of $10,000,000 adopted by Resolution No. RS2021-842, the Metropolitan Council appropriated $2,000,000 to Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant Fund to be administered by the Mayor's Office; and

WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations; and

WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Council may, by Resolution, appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and

WHEREAS, the Community Safety Fund Advisory Board, chaired by Sharon Roberson and appointed by Mayor Cooper, convened to accept and review applications from nonprofit organizations to receive these Public Safety Violence Reduction Pilot Grant funds; and

WHEREAS, the Community Safety Fund Advisory Board has recommended that $820,000 of the appropriated funds be distributed to fourteen specific nonprofit organizations to be used to support their programs to enhance safety in neighborhoods with high levels of gun violence; and

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that these funds be appropriated to these fourteen nonprofit organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated $820,000 from Fund No. 30096 to fund grants to fourteen nonprofit organizations as follows:

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