A resolution appropriating a total of $1,244,000 from the General Fund of the General Services District to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive grant funds for COVID-19 Pandemic response related purposes.
WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Council may, by Resolution, appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and
WHEREAS, as a part of Resolution No. RS2020-394, the Metropolitan Council appropriated $1,800,000 for distribution to non-profit organizations providing services related to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government, through the Department of Finance, has identified nonprofit organizations in Davidson County seeking to provide services related to COVID-19 Pandemic response in the county; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor has accepted the recommendations of the Department of Finance that the funds appropriated in Resolution No. RS2020-394 be distributed to nine specific nonprofit organizations for COVID-19 response related purposes; and
WHEREAS, Resolution No. RS2020-318, as amended, requires approval by resolution of a plan for disbursement of Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) grant funds, and,
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council determined in Resolution No. RS2020-394 that the appropriation of $1,800,000 of the CRF grant funds to nonprofit organizations providing direct services to members of the community negatively impacted by COVID-19 is to be part of the plan for disbursement, and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that these funds be appropriated to these nine nonprofit organizations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated $1,244,000 from the COVID-19 Pandemic Fund (Account No. 01602020.505320) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to nine nonprofit organizations as follows:
$275,000 to YWCA for shelter and domestic violence support services for those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$250,000 to In Full Motion, Inc. for mentoring, tutoring, ACT preparation and afterschool and summer programs for at-risk youth impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$200,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN for to provide for food distribution for the benefit of those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$169,000 to Legal Aid Society of Middle TN & the Cumberlands for legal services and court advocacy for those impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$125,000 to FiftyForward to provide meals, financial, and community support for older adults impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Davidson County
$100,000 to Sexual Assault Center to provide professional care services to sexual assault victim-survivors impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$50,000 to Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) to ensure immigrant communities in Nashville have access to resources needed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$50,000 to Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors to enhance public safety and trust between immigrant communities and local government to ensure access to resources needed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
$25,000 to Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee to better facilitate healthcare coordination for low income Nashvillians impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Section 2. The appropriations to the nonprofit organizations listed in Section 1 are hereby designated as part of the plan for disbursement of CRF grant funds required by Resolution No. RS2020-318.
Section 3. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to enter into grant contracts with each of the nonprofit organizations listed in Section 1 above for the amount provided herein for the purposes stated. Such contracts shall specify the terms and conditions under which the grant funds are to be spent.
Section 4. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
IntroducedAugust 4, 2020
Substitute AdoptedAugust 4, 2020
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