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Resolution RS2019-1785

A resolution approving an application for a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) grant from the United States Department of Justice to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement by developing and training a regional network of peer supporters among law enforcement agencies.

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice is accepting applications for a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act grant with an award of $100,000.00 with no cash match required; and,

WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is eligible to participate in this grant program; and,

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant application be approved and submitted.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That the Metropolitan Government’s application for a Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act grant with an award of $100,000.00, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby approved, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is authorized to submit said application to the United States Department of Justice.

Section 2. That this resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Tanaka Vercher, Mary Carolyn Roberts

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Legislative History

Referred toBudget and Finance Committee
Public Safety, Beer and Regulated Beverages Committee

IntroducedJune 18, 2019

AdoptedJune 18, 2019

ApprovedJune 19, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 06/21/2019 2:35 PM