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File #: RS2023-113    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2023 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 11/21/2023 Final action: 11/21/2023
Title: A resolution approving a grant contract between the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and the Mental Health Cooperative to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) co-response model known as Nashville Partners in Care.
Sponsors: Delishia Porterfield, Erin Evans, Tasha Ellis, Jacob Kupin, Burkley Allen, Zulfat Suara, Jason Spain, Kyonzte Toombs, Sandy Ewing
Attachments: 1. Grant Contract Exhibit

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A resolution approving a grant contract between the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, and the Mental Health Cooperative to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) co-response model known as Nashville Partners in Care.

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WHEREAS, Metropolitan Charter Section 10.104 provides that the Board of Health has the duty to contract for such services as will further the program and policies of the board, subject to confirmation by Resolution of Council; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, wishes to contract with the Mental Health Cooperative to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) co-response model known as Nashville Partners in Care; and,     

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant contract be approved.

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

Section 1.                     That the grant contract by and between the Mental Health Cooperative and the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) co-response model known as Nashville Partners in Care, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved.  

Section 2.                     That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Agenda Analysis

Analysis

 

This resolution approves a grant contract between the Metropolitan Board of Health and the Mental Health Cooperative (“MHC”) related to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s (“MNPD”) co-response model, Nashville Partners in Care. These funds are to be used to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the continuation of Nashville Partners in Care.

 

According to the grant contract, MHC will receive $3,224,000 to be used for the following outcomes:

                     Preparation of master’s level clinicians for mental health crisis response and assignment to specific police details throughout the county for the purpose of fulfilling the charge and work of Partners in Care.

                     Coordination with the Metropolitan Public Health Department (“MPHD”), MNPD, the Mayor’s Office, and other necessary Metro departments and stakeholder organizations to ensure regular and timely data sharing.

                     Provision of regular reporting to MPHD, MNPD, the Mayor’s Office, and stakeholders through a process and schedule acceptable to Metro departments and MHC.

                     Preparation and staffing services and two additional precincts.

 

The term of the agreement begins upon the approval and filing of the contract with the Metropolitan Clerk and ends on June 30, 2024. However, MHC has provided services prior to the agreement and will be allowed to submit invoices and be paid for services rendered beginning July 1, 2023.

 

Fiscal Note: Metro would pay $3,224,000 to Mental Health Cooperative to provide expertise and staff in emergency behavioral health care to support the continuation of MNPD’s co-response model, Nashville Partners in Care.