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Resolution RS2020-415

A resolution approving an application for a Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant from the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, is accepting applications for a Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant, with an award of $250,000.00 and a required cash match of $85,181.00, to provide more comprehensive data which will include a larger testing panel and increased sensitivity to detect lower level compounds, especially opioids; 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 Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant, with an award of $250,000.00, to provide more comprehensive data which will include a larger testing panel and increased sensitivity to detect lower level compounds, especially opioids, 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 State of Tennessee, 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, Tonya Hancock

Legislative History

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

IntroducedJuly 7, 2020

AdoptedJuly 7, 2020

ApprovedJuly 8, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 07/10/2020 2:34 PM