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Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., Code tit. 2, div. VI, ch. 2.224 (current through April 28, 2017)
Brief Summary
Creates grant program for nonprofits for use to create school or community gardens for the benefit of children or seniors; lists criteria for receiving a grant and states what the program funds can be used for; program requires a matching fund.
Legal Strategies
Creates a fund, enables access to a funding stream.
Creates an incentive for a change.
Reach
Limited scope. Because it creates a voluntary program.
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: Tennessee
Jurisdiction Type: Other
Jurisdiction Name: Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Children and/or senior citizens with an emphasis on eliminating food deserts. § 2.224.010.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Mentions childhood obesity, contributing to healthy lifestyles/eating, eliminating food deserts. § 2.224.030 (B).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Mentions sustainable food sources. § 2.224.030 (B).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. Provides funds to nonprofits. (§ 2.224.030(A)).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. There is established the metropolitan government community garden grant program (hereinafter "the program") for the purpose of making matching grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that develop, operate, and/or maintain gardens within the area of the metropolitan government for the use and benefit of the community and/or schools. § 2.224.010.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Parks and recreation department to review grant applications, and can implement regulations; provides direction about what the grant applications should contain; council must approve all grants. Parks director must report to director of finance and council annually. § 2.224.020, 040, 050.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Yes. To provide grants.
Code context and ordinance history
Title 2 (Administration), Div. VI (other programs and policies); chapter 2.224 (Community Garden Programs). History: (Ord. BL2014-846 , 2014; Ord. BL2013-498, 2013).