RESOLUTION NO. RS2007-1979
A resolution appropriating $12,750 from the Reserve Council Infrastructure Program, Nonprofit Grants and Council Initiatives Account of the General Fund of the General Services District to Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. to provide partial funding for its program services.
WHEREAS, Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. provides for the solicitation and disbursements of donations for the benefit of the public school system in Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, T.C.A. § 7-3-314 enables the Metropolitan Government to appropriate funds for the financial aid of a nonprofit organization which is exempt from taxation pursuant to § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (sic), provided that such funds appropriated shall be used to promote the general welfare of the residents of Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. is a tax exempt organization under the provisions of § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; and
WHEREAS, the Nashville Alliance for Public Education is dedicated to the goal of improving public education in Nashville, Tennessee, and works in partnership with the Metro Nashville Public School Board and the Director of Schools to identify areas of need and then channel resources toward programs that accelerate progress in our schools; and
WHEREAS, the stated mission of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education is "to build broader and deeper community engagement in public education and to encourage individuals, businesses and neighborhoods to take ownership of public schools and invest in improvements that can have immediate impact on student achievement;" and
WHEREAS, the funds appropriated herein shall specifically be used to
provide educational support in furtherance of the purposes of the Alliance’s mission; and
WHEREAS, the funds appropriated herein shall be used to promote the general welfare of the residents of Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. has filed with the Metropolitan Clerk (1) a copy of its corporate charter or other articles, constitution, bylaws, or instruments of organization; (2) a copy of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing the fact that the organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; (3) a statement of the nature and extent of the organization’s program that serves the residents of the metropolitan government; (4) the proposed use of the funds to be provided by the metropolitan government; (5) the proposed budget of the organization, indicating all sources of funds and a line-item identification of the proposed expenditure of metropolitan government funds; and (6) a copy of the organization’s audit for the most recent fiscal year, all as required by §5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated twelve thousand seven hundred fifty dollars ($12,750) from the Reserve Council Infrastructure Program, Nonprofit Grants and Council Initiatives Account of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund a grant to Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. for the purpose of providing a portion of the funding for its program services.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Inc. for the amount provided herein for the purposes stated. Such contract shall specify the terms and conditions under which the grant funds are to be spent and shall contain a requirement that the grantee shall file with the Director of Finance and with the Metropolitan Clerk a copy of an annual report of its business affairs and transactions and documents relating to the actual expenditures of the funds provided herein.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Lynn Williams, Diane Neighbors
Attachment(s) on file in the Metropolitan Clerk's Office
|Referred:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||May 15, 2007|
|Adopted:||May 15, 2007|
|Approved:||May 17, 2007|