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Resolution RS2020-302

A resolution approving an application for a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to fund counselor and victim advocate  positions to provide mental health services, support services, and criminal justice system advocacy.

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, is accepting applications for a Victims of Crime Act grant with an award of $1,079,201.00 with a required cash match of $269,800.00 to fund counselor and victim advocate positions to provide mental health services, support services, and criminal justice system advocacy; and,

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government is eligible to participate in this grant program; and,

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

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

Section 1. That the Metropolitan Government’s application for a Victims of Crime Act grant with an award of $1,079,201.00, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is authorized to submit said application to the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs.

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.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Russ Pulley, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara

Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Public Safety, Beer, and Regulated Beverages Committee

IntroducedMay 5, 2020

AdoptedMay 5, 2020

ApprovedMay 6, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 05/25/2020 4:08 PM