RESOLUTION NO. RS2015-1573
A resolution appropriating a total of $2,150,000 from four accounts of the General Fund of the General Services District to various nonprofit organizations selected to receive Community Enhancement Grant Funds.
WHEREAS, as a part of the operating budget for fiscal year 2016 adopted by Substitute Ordinance No. BL2015-1122, the Metropolitan Council appropriated $675,000 to Domestic Violence Programs, $675,000 to Education and After School Programs, $450,000 to Community Service Programs, and $350,000 to Literacy Programs; and
WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in accordance with the guidelines of the Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Council may, by Resolution, appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government, through the Division of Grants Coordination, has accepted applications to receive these funds from nonprofit organizations; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the guidelines of the Division of Grants Coordination, the Mayor has accepted the recommendations of the Community Enhancement Fund Review Panels that the appropriated funds be distributed to thirty (30) specific nonprofit organizations; and
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that these funds be appropriated to these thirty (30) nonprofit organizations.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated Six Hundred Seventy-five Thousand dollars ($675,000)
from the ADM Domestic Violence Programs Account (Account No. 01101591) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to five (5) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$178,200 to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands for legal services and court advocacy
$81,900 to Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc. for shelter/support services, counseling and legal assistance
$300,000 to Nashville Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) for shelter and support services
$68,500 to Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for legal advocacy and representation for immigrant Domestic Violence victims
$46,400 to The Mary Parrish Center for extended shelter/transitional housing, advocacy and counseling
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated Six Hundred Seventy-five Thousand dollars ($675,000)
from the ADM Educ and After School Programs Account (Account No. 01101592) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to eleven (11) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$78,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee for afterschool and summer enrichment tutorial assistance
$29,900 to Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee for afterschool tutoring in math, language arts and ESL for refugee and immigrant students
$45,700 to Hearing Bridges for afterschool and/or summer enrichment tutorial assistance for hearing impaired students
$106,200 to Martha O'Bryan Center, Inc. for afterschool enrichment programs
$62,200 to Monroe Harding, Inc. for afterschool and summer programs
$73,000 to Oasis Center, Inc. for afterschool and summer programs
$98,900 to PENCIL Foundation for afterschool and summer programs
$21,300 to Preston Taylor Ministries, Inc. for afterschool programs with emphasis on reading
$50,000 for Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. for afterschool programs
$60,600 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (School of Nursing) for afterschool programs
$48,700 to YMCA for before and afterschool programs
Section 3. There is hereby appropriated Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000) from
the ADM Misc Community Agencies/Services Account (Account No. 01101593) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to seven (7) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$12,100 to Family and Children’s Service for emergency financial support for housing, utilities, food and transportation
$51,600 to Fifty Forward (Senior Citizens) for elderly care case management and meal deliveries
$32,100 to Ladies of Charity of Nashville, Inc. for emergency rental and utility assistance
$113,200 to Nashville CARES for case management in conjunction with housing/financial assistance for persons with HIV/AIDS
$61,900 to NeedLink Nashville for emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities
$127,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Inc. for emergency food box distributions
$52,100 to The Arc of Davidson County& Greater Nashville for emergency housing and utility assistance for disabled persons
Section 4. There is hereby appropriated Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) from
the Contribute Literacy Programs Account (Account No. 01101516) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to seven (7) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$25,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee for reading/language art skills
$33,700 to Conexion Americas for ESL classes to immigrant and refugee adults
$56,700 to McNeilly Center for Children, Inc. for reading and literacy program
$80,100 to Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc. for reading and English skills to US-born and immigrant adults
$77,800 to Nashville International Center for Empowerment for adult English proficiency and GED-preparation programs
$47,300 to St. Luke’s Community House, Inc. for school-age reading skills and “intergenerational” literacy.
$28,900 to STARS Nashville for educational support to increase fluency in sign language for Deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
Section 5. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to enter into a grant contract
with the nonprofit organizations listed in Sections 1 through 4 above 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.
Section 6. That 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: Bill Pridemore
|Referred to:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||July 21, 2015|
|Adopted:||July 21, 2015|
|Approved:||July 22, 2015|
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