NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Allen Council on Aging

The recipient entity's physical address:
           602 East Fifth Avenue
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           Post Office Drawer E-L
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Mrs. Martha Turner, Board President
Terry Courville, Board Vice President
Mrs. Karen Tiegan, Board Secretary
Mrs. Swendolyn Jones, Board Treasurer


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  1211

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:
           Mrs. Martha Turner, BOD President, P. O. Box 283, Elizabeth LA 70638
Terry Courville, BOD V President, 3913 Highway 383, Kinder, LA 70648
Mrs. Karen Tiegan, BOD Secretary, P. O. Box 915, Oberlin LA 70655
Mrs. Gwen Jones, BOD Treasurer, 115 North 16th Street, Oakdale LA 71463
Scott Broussard, 417 West Industrial Blvd., Oberlin, LA 70655
Chris Fontenot, P. O. Box 1117, Kinder, LA 70648
Mrs. Becky Johnson, 206 Clark Road, Oakdale, LA 71463
Wayland LaFargue, P. O. Drawer 947, Kinder, LA 70648
Estes LeDoux, 104 North 16th Street, Kinder, LA 70648
Joseph Manuel, P. O. Box 1096, Oberlin, LA 70655
Gene Paul, 333 East 6th Avenue, Oakdale, LA 71463
Linda Thompson, P. O. Box 322, Oberlin, LA 70655


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Allen Council on Aging provides services to assure every citizen the ability to age with dignity and independence in the manner of their choice. The programs administered by ACOA to the population 60 years of age and older are: Hot Meals both in a Senior Center and Home Delivered; Transportation - Elderly & Disabled, Rural Public Transit, Non-Emergency Transit; Homemaker; Recreation; Wellness; Nutrition Education; Outreach; Utility Assistance; Material Aid; Caregiver Respite; Information and Assistance; Educational Programming; Social Interaction. There are 4,629 in the 60+ population of which ACOA serves 559 unduplicated individuals or 12%. There is a current waiting list for every service offered.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $25,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $50,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

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?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          To provide adequately the services to the aging in Allen Parish to allow them to age with dignity and independence in the manner of their choice, it is necessary to have the ability to communicate with the senior population in the outlying areas. Allen Parish has a land area of 761.85 square miles, most of which is remotely rural and underserved. It is necessary to support the citizens 60 years of age and older by stimulating public interest and awareness of the issues affecting these aging citizens. Allen Council on Aging provides services to maintain the physical, nutritional and emotional well-being of the aging population.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Allen Council on Aging's goal is to locate the most needy and to provide services to assist them to continue living independently in their own home and community for as long as possible, preventing early institutionalization for those isolated in remote areas without family support. These services can be provided by Allen Council on Aging at a much lower cost, and communication of availability of services to the remotely rural areas and to the inner municipal housing authority complexes is of vital necessity.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           One (1) 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:
                 Wayland LaFargue, Kinder Mayor, P. O. Drawer 947, Kinder LA 70648
Joseph Manuel, Oberlin Mayor, P. O. Box 1096, Oberlin LA 70655
Gene Paul, Oakdale Mayor, 333 East 6th Avenue, Oakdale, LA 71463

    
     (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:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  Mrs. Patricia R. Jones 
                                       address:  602 East Fifth Avenue
Post Office Drawer E-L
Oakdale, LA 71463

                                       phone:  318-335-3195
                                       fax:  318-335-3199
                                       e-mail:  allencouncil@bellsouth.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director