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Community Partnership Fund: Financial Prosperity

2019-2020 Metro Community Partnership Fund (CPF)

Economic Prosperity: Helping Families Toward Financial Sustainability

Program Summaries

Metro Social Services is coordinating Metro Community Partnership Fund nonprofit contracts for the Priority Area of Economic Prosperity. A community evaluation committee selected six agencies for funding to recommend to the Mayor’s Office for funding, which were approved by Metro Council. The premise for projects for this year’s projects is that helping a financially struggling family to manage household finances better has widespread benefits, in housing, food & nutrition, education, healthcare, and more. The goal of the funding is for projects to help remove barriers to participation with the Metro Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) for eligible families so they can establish financial sustainability and break the cycle of needing financial assistance repeatedly.

Eligibility

One or more members of *family households earning less than 80% of the Area Median Income, who reside in Davidson County:

  • Families who are already enrolled and are working with the Financial Empowerment Center, who are referred to a Community Partnership Fund agency by the Financial Empowerment Center for support to help them continue working on Financial Empowerment Center goals
  • Families in need of financial counseling referred to the Financial Empowerment Center by Community Partnership Fund agencies as part of their Community Partnership Fund agency service plans

*Family household is at least one child under age 18 and at least one adult, residing together

Agencies Recommended and Approved for Funding

  1. Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  2. Catholic Charities of Tennessee
  3. Nashville State Community College Foundation
  4. NeedLink Nashville
  5. Operation Stand Down Tennessee
  6. Safe Haven Family Shelter

Scope of Work Summaries for the Agencies

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Serve 30 families by providing access to Metro Financial Empowerment Center services on-site with child care and sign language interpretation, and by providing financial assistance for removing barriers to participation.

Catholic Charities of Tennessee

Serve at least 15 families financial assistance to remove barriers to participation with the Metro Financial Empowerment Center, to help them reduce debt, and establish or increase savings by through financial counseling by the FEC.

Nashville State Community College Foundation

Provide assistance to eligible student families by providing financial assistance to remove barriers to FEC participation and reduce debt through the NSCC Foundation Beyond Financial Aid Initiative.

NeedLink Nashville

Serve 30 families by providing access to Metro Financial Empowerment services on-site and providing up to $1,000.

Operation Stand Down Tennessee

Serve 37 veteran families with financial assistance to remove barriers to participation with the FEC, and to reduce debt.

Safe Haven Family Shelter

Serve 50 families with targeted financial assistance to remove barriers to participation with the FEC, with priority given to families residing in the Nashville Promise Zone.