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Resolution RS2019-71

A resolution accepting a DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program grant from the United States Department of Justice to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to assist in the purchase of DNA laboratory processing software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Forensic Biology Unit.

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice has awarded a DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program grant in an amount not to exceed $250,000.00 with a required cash match of $133,039.00 to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to assist in the purchase of DNA laboratory processing software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Forensic Biology Unit; and,

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

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

Section 1. That the DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program grant by and between the United States Department of Justice, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.00, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to assist in the purchase of DNA laboratory processing software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Forensic Biology Unit, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Mayor is authorized to execute the same.

Section 2. That the amount of this grant is to be appropriated to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department based on the revenues estimated to be received and any match to be applied.

Section 3. 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, Tonya Hancock

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Legislative History

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

IntroducedNovember 5, 2019

AdoptedNovember 5, 2019

ApprovedNovember 6, 2019

By:Mayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 11/13/2019 8:28 AM