Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $662,401)
The State of Tennessee proposes to use OVC FY 2022 Invited to Apply Nashville - Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and/or Assistance to support the following:
To address the Christmas Day Bombing at 166 Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville, OCJP initiated a grant with Catholic Charities to address the issues immediately, providing funding for case management services and specific assistance to individuals. On December 31, 2020, just six days after the bombing occurred, a broad and comprehensive team of service providers, law enforcement, community advocates, and other state and local partners convened the first official meeting of the bombing response and recovery team. The purpose of the team was to coordinate direct outreach and assistance efforts for victims of the bombing incident – both in the near and long term. Victims included local residents, business owners and their displaced staff, first responders (police, fire, paramedics, etc.), homeless individuals, and others impacted by the bomb and its aftermath. On January 2, 2021; the Salvation Army, Hands on Nashville, Tennessee Voices for Victims, MNPD FIP; and a host of other community service providers assisted victims with crisis support and basic supplies to address their immediate needs.