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Resolution RS2020-542

A resolution accepting a grant from Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Farmers’ Market, for $100,000.00 in CARES Act funds to be used to reimburse Farmers’ Market vendor/farmers who accept food vouchers provided by Second Harvest to Davidson County residents affected by COVID-19.

WHEREAS, on August 18, 2020, the Metropolitan Council passed Resolution RS2020-500, which awarded $2,500,000.00 to Second Harvest to provide food assistance for Davidson County residents affected by COVID-19, which was subsequently signed into law by Mayor John Cooper on August 19, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000.00, with no cash match required, to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Farmers’ Market, to reimburse farmer/vendors who accept food vouchers provided by Second Harvest to Davidson County residents affected by COVID-19; and,

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

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

Section 1. That the grant by and between Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.00, to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Nashville Farmers’ Market, to reimburse farmer/vendors who accept food vouchers provided by Second Harvest to Davidson County residents affected by COVID-19, a copy of which grant agreement 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 Nashville Farmers’ Market based on the revenues estimated to be received and any match to be applied.

Section 3. This resolution shall take effect from and after its final passage, the welfare of the public requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Sandra Sepulveda, Courtney Johnston, Jennifer Gamble, Thomas Cash, Freddie O'Connell

Legislative History

IntroducedSeptember 15, 2020

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Codes, Fair, and Farmers Market Committee

AdoptedSeptember 15, 2020

ApprovedSeptember 16, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 09/18/2020 4:25 PM