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Bill BL2020-295

An ordinance amending Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code by abolishing the Nashville Career Advancement Center and moving the functions of that agency to the Metropolitan Action Commission, effective July 1, 2020.

WHEREAS, pursuant to BL2001-697, the Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC) was created and placed as a division of the Office of the Mayor; and,

WHEREAS, Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC) was established to operate pursuant to the authority under the Act of 2014, similarly to the role of NCAC in past years under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; and,

WHEREAS, Nashville Career Advancement Center, a division of the Mayor’s Office within Metropolitan Government, is no longer the local fiscal agent and administrator of the Act of 2014 funds under the Workforce Board's jurisdiction; and,

WHEREAS, the purpose of NCAC, as set out in BL2001-697, included administering federally funded programs assisting in delivering job training and employment services for adults and youth; and,

WHEREAS, these same functions could be performed by transferring both the workforce and the youth employment work (Opportunity Now) to the Metro Action Commission thus allowing the Metropolitan Government to leverage the federal and foundation funds already received by MAC with some local dollars received by NCAC; and,

WHEREAS, combining the expertise of both agencies will strengthen this important human service delivery model by using a targeted and coordinated approach to address workforce concerns for those unemployed, underemployed and for our youth.


Section 1. That Chapter 2.175 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby repealed in its entirety and the Nashville Career Advancement Center is hereby abolished effective on July 1, 2020.

Section 2. That all the functions of NCAC, as set out in BL2001-697, are hereby transferred to and will hereafter be under the supervision of MAC.

Section 3. The “Powers and Duties” of NCAC, as elaborated in 2.175.040 of the Metropolitan Code, are hereby transferred to MAC to enable it to carry out the functions previously performed by NCAC.

Section 4. Chapter 2.108.050 – “Powers and Duties” of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following as Subsection “C”:
C. Coordinate among government departments, agencies and officials as necessary to meet the objectives created by the State of Tennessee under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Federal Act).

1. To administer programs as described in the workforce development system pursuant to the Federal Act's rules and regulations promulgated to carry out the purposes of the Act; and applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

2. MAC may accept grants of funds made available to accomplish the purpose and intent of the Federal Act and, subject to a resolution of the metropolitan council appropriating said funds, may enter into operational agreements using such funds with the local work force investment board and any successor or additional agency as established and required by the Federal Act.

3. To monitor and evaluate program operations implemented under the Federal Act.

4. To contract with vendors for services contemplated by the Federal Act.

Section 5. Funding previously allocated to NCAC necessary for personnel and to carry out its programs shall be allocated to MAC, to the extent needed.

Section 6. That this Ordinance shall take effect as of July 1, 2020, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, Zulfat Suara

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Legislative History

IntroducedMay 19, 2020

Passed First ReadingMay 19, 2020

Referred to:Budget and Finance Committee
Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee
Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations, and Housing Committee

Passed Second ReadingJune 2, 2020

Passed Third ReadingJune 16, 2020

ApprovedJune 17, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 06/29/2020 4:58 PM