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File #: RS2022-1697    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2022 In control: Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to build capacity in Housing First case management services, including establishing Assertive Community Treatment teams.
Sponsors: Sandra Sepulveda, Jennifer Gamble, Sean Parker, Burkley Allen, Ginny Welsch, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Proposed Amendment - RS2022-1697 - Johnston
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A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to build capacity in Housing First case management services, including establishing Assertive Community Treatment teams.
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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 County, 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 the critical need for support services that will help individuals and families maintain supportive housing; and,
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Homeless Impact Division (MHID) of Metro Social Services leads the community in the Housing First administrative initiative, which is designed to provide case management support to those experiencing homelessness and to maintain housing opportunities, as described in Exhibit A; and,
WHEREAS, the Housing First initiative supports Assertive Community Treatment teams (ACT Teams). Service providers include a rehabilitation/recovery and addiction specialist, medical professionals, psychiatrist, therapist, suppor...

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