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Resolution RS2019-97

A resolution accepting an Opioid Overdose Reduction Program (OORP) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to address prescription drug and opioid misuse, save lives, and reduce crime through a comprehensive and collaborative approach. 

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, has awarded an Opioid Overdose Reduction Program (OORP) grant in an amount not to exceed $1,040,371.00 with no cash match required to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to address prescription drug and opioid misuse, save lives, and reduce crime through a comprehensive and collaborative approach; 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 Opioid Overdose Reduction Program (OORP) grant by and between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, in an amount not to exceed $1,040,371.00, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Board of Health, to address prescription drug and opioid misuse, save lives, and reduce crime through a comprehensive and collaborative approach, a copy of which grant is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved.

Section 2. That the amount of this grant be appropriated to the Metropolitan Department of Health, based on 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, Sharon Hurt, Ginny Welsch, Tonya Hancock, Kyonzté Toombs

Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Health, Hospitals, and Social Services 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