RESOLUTION NO. RS2011-1671
A Resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Mayor to submit Amendment One to the Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds to assist with recovery needs resulting from the May floods.
WHEREAS, on May 1 and 2, 2010, Nashville experienced unprecedented rainfall which caused extensive flooding and damage throughout Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, President Obama declared Davidson County a Federal Disaster Area on May 4, 2010 (FEMA Declaration Number: FEMA-1909-DR); and
WHEREAS, Congress passed the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-212), which appropriated $100 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure, housing, and economic revitalization in areas declared major disasters by the President due to severe storms and flooding that occurred in several states from March 2010 through May 2010; and
WHEREAS, HUD announced the availability of $50 million of the $100 million of the Supplemental Appropriations and published a Notice of allocations, waivers, and alternative requirements for the CDBG disaster recovery funds in the Federal Register, Volume 75, Number 217, Docket Number FR-5452-N-01, effective November 15, 2010, which allocated $10,731,831 of CDBG disaster recovery funds to Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County (initial allocation); and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council approved an Action Plan for Disaster Recovery for the initial allocation of the Supplemental Appropriations to address disaster recovery activities in Nashville-Davidson County and by Resolution No. RS2010-1487 authorized the Metropolitan Mayor to submit the Action Plan for Disaster Recovery to HUD; and
WHEREAS, HUD approved Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County’s Action Plan for Disaster Recovery for the initial allocation in February 2011; and
WHEREAS, HUD announced the availability of the remaining $50 million of the $100 million of the Supplemental Appropriations and published a Notice of additional allocations and waivers granted to and alternative requirements for 2010 CDBG disaster recovery grantees in the Federal Register, Volume 76, Number 72, Docket Number FR-5452-N-02, effective April 19, 2011, which allocated $22,357,982 of CDBG disaster recovery funds to Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County (second allocation); and
WHEREAS, HUD requires an amendment to the Action Plan for Disaster Recovery describing the eligible uses of funds under the second allocation; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Flood Recovery Team, working with the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, has identified the most urgent needs of the community and developed an amendment to the Action Plan for Disaster Recovery.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to submit Amendment 1 to the Action Plan for Disaster Recovery to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide assistance to flood victims of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 2. A description of Amendment 1 to the Disaster Recovery Action Plan for the use of CDBG disaster recovery funds is attached hereto and made a part of this resolution.
Section 3. That the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency is authorized to administer the CDBG Disaster Recovery funds on behalf of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in accordance with the Disaster Recovery Action Plan.
Section 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Buddy Baker, Phil Claiborne, Megan Barry, Frank Harrison, Lonnell Matthews, Edith Taylor Langster, Bo Mitchell
Attachment(s) on file in the Metropolitan Clerk's Office
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee
Federal Grants Review Committee
|Introduced:||June 7, 2011|
|Adopted:||June 7, 2011|
|Approved:||June 8, 2011|