NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Ouachita Council on Aging, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2407 Ferrand St.
Monroe, LA 71201


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. Box 7418
Monroe, LA 71211


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Dr. Frank P. Forwood
Mrs. Rebecca Bose
Miss Josephine Cascio


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0389

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $100,000

What type of request is this?  General Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Mr. Wyche Ashcraft, President
1510 Island Dr.
Monroe, LA 71201

Mr. Tony Lamarca, Vice-President
2002 Rosedown Drive
Monroe, LA 71201

Ms. Jennifer Bass, Secretary
4380 Old Sterlington Rd.
Monroe, LA 71203

Mr. Greg Scallan, Treasurer
2002 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291

Mr.Donnie Franklin
2903 Breville
Monroe, LA 71201

Mrs. Lisa Dixon
2504 Myrtle
Monroe, LA 71201

Mr. William Justice
2821 W. Deborah
Monroe, LA 71201

Rev. James Johnson
P.O. box 28
Monroe, LA 71210

Ms. Ashley Doughty
213 Expo Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71292

Mr. Pat Regan
119 Gretchen's Walk
West Monroe, LA 71291

Mr. Jim Greenlaw
2107 Redwood Dr.
Monroe, LA 71201

Ms. Pamela Byrd-Chisley
80 Holiday Dr.
Monroe, LA 71203

Ms. Courtney Alvernia
1304 Spencer Ave.
Monroe, LA 71201

Mr. Ray "Bubba" Rhymes, III
3213 Lake DeSiard Dr.
Monroe, LA 71201

Ms. Nikkie Wasson
2120 Old Sterlington Rd.
Monroe, LA 71280


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Four of OCA's programs have been severely affected by the economy: Meals-on-wheels, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Congregate Meals, and the Homemaker Program. The council has had to reduce services as a result of food costs, maintenance, and overall operations of the facility. Additional funding would help us to restore services and allow us to maintain the facility for the use of our participants.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $20,000
          Operating Services. . . . $30,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $50,000

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The purpose to be achieved through the public programs of Ouachita Council on Aging, Inc. is to continue to serve the needs of senior citizens 60 years of age or older, thereby enabling them to remain independent and live in their own homes for as long as possible. The additional funding would allow us to restore certain home and community based services such as meals-on-wheels, and congregate meals. We have no millage.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Our goal and objective is to be able to continue to serve our current clients and add other seniors needing services. We have waiting lists for meals-on-wheels, homemaker, and transportation, and have had to reduce the number of meals the past year. Our funding simply does not cover the needs of the growing elderly population.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           One fiscal year.

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 N/A
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               N/A

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                N/A

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
                 Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
Post Office Box 61
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0061


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               The contract is with GOEA to provide Title III Services and Senior Center Services to senior citizens 60 years of age and older in Ouachita Parish.


Contact Information
name:  Lynda McGehee 
                                       address:  2407 Ferrand St.
Monroe, LA 71201

                                       phone:  318-387-0535
                                       fax:  318-322-0545
                                       e-mail:  aging@centurytel.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director