NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  South Louisiana Economic Council, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           322 Audubon Avenue
Nicholls State University
Babington Hall
Thibodaux, LA 70310


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           Post Office Box 2048/NSU
Thibodaux, LA 70310


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          L.J. Folse, John H. Laing, James J. Buquet Jr., Hartwell Lewis, Wm. Clifford Smith, Mike Voisin, James Davis, Lloyd Guillory, Bernie Hunter, Charles Richard, F.C. Felterman, Kenneth Watkins, Roy Bergeron Jr., Carroll Thorguson, R. Scott Melancon, Frank J. Slavik, Scott Ramsey, Bill Hochstetler, Lucille H. Landry, Drew Page, Larry Weidel, Jack Pellegrin, Keith Rhea, David "Buck" Landry, Jim Silverberg, Donald J. Ayo, Ridley J. Gros, Cedric LaFleur, Charles Savoie, James T. Lytal, Emily D'Arcangelo, Stephen Peltier, George Diedrich Jr., A.C. Fondren

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  1910

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $190,291

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay 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. J.J. Buquet III, Chairman
Buquet Distributors
Post Office Box 7053
Houma, LA 70361

Mr. Eric Danos, Vice Chairman
Danos
Post Office Box 1460
Larose, LA 70373

Dr. Ken Rachal, Secretary/Treasurer
KV Associates
504 Blake Court
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Mr. Kenneth Smith
T. Baker Smith, LLC
Post Office Box 2266
Houma, LA 70361

Mr. Damon Chouest
Edison Chouest Offshore
Post Office Box 310
Galliano, LA 70354

Mr. Daniel Conrad
Conrad Industries, Inc.
1501 Front Street
Morgan City, LA 70380
PH: (985) 384-3060
Fax: (985) 385-4090

Mr. Kurt Crosby
Crosby Tugs
Post Office Box 279
Golden Meadow, LA 70357

Mr. Mark Folse
Coastal Commerce Bank
Post Office Box 4177
Houma, LA 70361

Mr. Ben Giardina
Acadia Development Properties
1432 Hwy 311
Shriever, LA 70395

Mr. Joel Landry
Landry Farms
Post Office Drawer P
Paincourtville, LA 70391

Mr. Scott Melancon
First National Bank
1025 Victor II Blvd., Suite S
Morgan City, LA 70380
Mr. Donny Rouse
Rouses Supermarket
1301 St. Mary Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301

Mr. Scotty Tibbs
Gulf Craft, LLC
320 Boro Lane
Franklin, LA 70538

Mr. Kenny Wood Jr.
K&B Industries
Station 1 Box 10265
Houma, LA 70363

Mr. Hugh Caffery
Valentine Chemicals
129 Valentine Drive
Lockport, LA 70374

Mr. Vic Lafont, President/CEO
533 Goode Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Renovations to SLEC Offices/Babington Hall at NSU and Regional Business Emergency Operations Center. The building will be used as a Business Emergency Recovery Center during a disaster.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $108,451
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $81,840

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?
          SLEC, driver of regional economic development, assists the growth of existing primary industries by promoting continued growth of southeast Louisiana's Bayou Region.

The building will be used as a Business Emergency Recovery Center during a disaster.


What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          SLEC's primary strategies are 1) Expansion, retention, and attraction of industry to the Bayou Region; 2) Provide services and advocate competitive policies that promote economic growth; and 3) Communication and investment are integrated in all strategic initiatives.

Finishing the value engineered items would allow SLEC to assist area businesses and the commercial community at large.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           3-6 months

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:
                 Louisiana Economic Development
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA

Division of Administration
Facility Planning & Control
Post Office Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               ED - Tier 1: goals are to enhance the stability and growth of the region's business environment, thereby generating the economic benefit, and improving the standard of living and enriching the quality of life of the state's citizens.

FP&C - Project No. 50-NBG-13-02: SLEC/Nicholls Field and Drainage Improvements, Planning and Construction



Contact Information
name:  Vic Lafont 
                                       address:  Post Office Box 2048/NSU
Thibodaux, LA 70310

                                       phone:  985-448-4485
                                       fax:  985-448-4486
                                       e-mail:  vic.lafont@nicholls.edu
                                       relationship to entity:  President/CEO