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Resolution RS2019-98

A resolution accepting a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) 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 improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement by developing and training a regional network of peer supporters among law enforcement agencies.

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice has awarded a grant in an amount not to exceed $94,546.00 with no cash match required to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement by developing and training a regional network of peer supporters among law enforcement agencies; 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 Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) grant by and between the United States Department of Justice, in an amount not to exceed $94,546.00, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement by developing and training a regional network of peer supporters among law enforcement agencies, 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 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, Ginny Welsch, Tonya Hancock

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Legislative History

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

IntroducedNovember 19, 2019

AdoptedNovember 19, 2019

ApprovedNovember 22, 2019

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 11/25/2019 9:09 AM