SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. RS2016-308
A resolution appropriating a total of $2,072,400 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 2017 adopted by Substitute Ordinance No. BL2016-232, the Metropolitan Council appropriated $675,000 to Domestic Violence Programs, $597,400to 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-one (31) 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-one (31) 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:
$186,500 to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands for legal
services and court advocacy
$107,000 to Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc. for shelter/support services, counseling and legal assistance
$278,700 to Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Nashville & Middle Tennessee for shelter and support services
$51,000 to Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence for legal advocacy and representation for immigrant Domestic Violence victims
$51,800 to The Mary Parrish Center for extended shelter/ transitional housing, advocacy and counseling
Section 2. There is hereby appropriated Five Hundred Ninety-sevenThousand Four Hundred dollars ($597,400) 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 twelve (12) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$48,000 to Backfield in Motion for afterschool academic enhancement and life-skills
program to students
$49,900 to Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee for afterschool and summer enrichment tutorial assistance
$14,500 to Conexion Americas for structured out of school program to Latino students
$51,000 to Fannie Batde Day Home for Children for before and afterschool, and summer enrichment program
$74,800 to Hearing Bridges for afterschool and/or summer enrichment tutorial assistance for hearing impaired students
$75,000 to Martha O'Bryan Center, Inc. for afterschool enrichment programs
$44,100 to Monroe Harding, Inc. for afterschool and summer programs
$58,100 to Oasis Center, Inc. for afterschool and summer programs
$73,500 to PENCIL Foundation for afterschool and summer programs
$10,200 to Preston Taylor Ministries, Inc. for afterschool programs with emphasis on reading
$45,100 for Salama Urban Ministries, Inc. for afterschool programs
$53,200 to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (School of Nursing) for afterschool programs
Section 3. There is hereby appropriated Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($450,000) from the ADM Mise Community Agencies/Services Account (Account No. 01101593) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to eight (8) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$14,000 to Family and Children's Service for emergency financial support for
housing, utilities, food and transportation
$59,900 to Fifty Forward (Senior Citizens) for elderly care case management and meal deliveries
$79,100 to Nashville CARES for case management in conjunction with housing/ financial assistance for persons with HIV /AIDS
$71,400 to NeedLink Nashville for emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities
$88,900 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Inc. for emergency food box distributions
$42,900 to Southern Word for mentors to teach skills in spoken word and to prevent violence
$23,800 to The Oasis Church, Inc. to provide food bags to students
$70,000 to United Way Nashville & Middle Tennessee for emergency housing and utility assistance
Section 4. There is hereby appropriated Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) from the Contribute Literacy Programs Account (Account No. 011 01516) of the General Fund of the General Services District to fund grants to six (6) nonprofit organizations as follows:
$27,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee for reading/language art
$89,500 to Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc. for reading and English skills to US-born and immigrant adults
$90,000 to Nashville International Center for Empowerment for adult English proficiency and GED-preparation programs
$39,500 to St. Luke's Community House, Inc. for school-age reading skills and "intergenerational" literacy.
$27,000 to STARS Nashville for educational support to increase fluency in sign language for Deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
$77,000 to Teach for America to educational support to improve literacy skills
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 19, 2016|
|Substitute Introduced:||July 19, 2016|
|Adopted:||July 19, 2016|
|Approved:||July 20, 2016|
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