NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Louisiana Regional Leadership Council

The recipient entity's physical address:
           C/O Vic LaFont, Chairman
PO Box 2048-NSU
322 Audubon Ave
NSU-Babington Hall
Thibodaux, LA 70302

985.448.4485


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           LRLC C/O South Louisiana Economic Council
PO Box 2048-NSU
Thibodaux, LA 70302


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Officer: GREGG GOTHREAUX
Title: Director
Address 1: 211 EAST DEVALCOURT ST
City, State, Zip: LAFAYETTE, LA 70506


Officer: VIC LAFONT
Title: Director
Address 1: 310 ARDOYNE DR
City, State, Zip: THIBODAUX, LA 70310


Officer: ADAM KNAPP
Title: Director
Address 1: 564 LAUREL ST
City, State, Zip: BATON ROUGE, LA 70801


Officer: MICHAEL HECHT
Title: Director
Address 1: 365 CANAL STREET, SUITE 2300
City, State, Zip: NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130


Officer: TANA TRICHEL
Title: Director
Address 1: 204 Fair Avenue
City, State, Zip: Winnsboro, LA 71295


Officer: GEORGE SWIFT
Title: Director
Address 1: 120 W. PUJO ST
City, State, Zip: LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601


Officer: JIM CLINTON
Title: Director
Address 1: 1101 FOURTH STREET, SUITE 300
City, State, Zip: ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301


Officer: SCOTT MARTINEZ
Title: Director
Address 1: 415 TEXAS STREET, SUITE 320
City, State, Zip: SHREVEPORT, LA 71101


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9653

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $4,000,000

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:
           Officer(s) Additional Officers: No
Officer: GREGG GOTHREAUX
Title: Director
Address 1: 211 EAST DEVALCOURT ST
City, State, Zip: LAFAYETTE, LA 70506


Officer: VIC LAFONT
Title: Director and Chairman
Address 1: 310 ARDOYNE DR
City, State, Zip: THIBODAUX, LA 70310


Officer: ADAM KNAPP
Title: Director
Address 1: 564 LAUREL ST
City, State, Zip: BATON ROUGE, LA 70801


Officer: MICHAEL HECHT
Title: Director
Address 1: 365 CANAL STREET, SUITE 2300
City, State, Zip: NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130


Officer: TANA TRICHEL
Title: Director and Vice Chairman
Address 1: 204 Fair Avenue
City, State, Zip: Winnsboro, LA 71295


Officer: GEORGE SWIFT
Title: Director and Secrtaty-Treasurer
Address 1: 120 W. PUJO ST
City, State, Zip: LAKE CHARLES, LA 70601


Officer: JIM CLINTON
Title: Director
Address 1: 1101 FOURTH STREET, SUITE 300
City, State, Zip: ALEXANDRIA, LA 71301


Officer: SCOTT MARTINEZ
Title: Director
Address 1: 415 TEXAS STREET, SUITE 320
City, State, Zip: SHREVEPORT, LA 71101


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           LRLC is composed of the eight regional organizations covering all 64 Parishes for the purpose of economic development, workforce enhancement, business retention and expansion, community development, marketing and job creation for each region of the state, taking into account the diversity of each region's unique composition and needs. Services provided exceed those of Louisiana Economic Development Regional Economic Development Organization's (REDOs) programs and inniatives which each region also supports and participates in.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,600,000
          Professional Services. . . $400,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $350,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $400,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $400,000
          Operating Services. . . . $700,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $150,000

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?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The public purpose is to promote or foster regional economic development for the citizens and businesses of Louisiana.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Provide high quality economic development assistance that leverages the ongoing scope of work at the Louisiana Department of Economic Development while offering customized support to each of LOuisiana's eight (8) Regional Economic Development Organizations:
(REDOs or Sub-Grantees): Acadiana Economic Development Council (AEDC), Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO), South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC), Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (SWLA), Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance (NELEA), and North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP). Objectives: Product Development, Workforce Development, Regional Business Development, Policy Development and Implementation, Small Business and Community Development Assistance and Local/Regional Specific Initiatives.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Annual missions and strategy in cooperation with Louisiana Economic Development over a 12 month period.

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:
                 NA
    
     (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:
                 NA

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

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

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: 
               NA

(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:
               NA

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                NA

          What is the nature of the relationship?  NA

(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:
                 The LRLC is a private, not-for-profit corporation.

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
Economic development and workforce services will be provided to all 64 Parishes covered by the eight regions taking into consideration the diversity and regional unique needs of each region. Some of the activites we support are marketing and attraction, business development, retention, site prep and selection, community development, incentives, research. Career development of the workforce and engaging the cooperation and support of existing businesses. We promote the initiatives of Louisiana Economic Development.



Contact Information
name:  Tana Trichel 
                                       address:  204 Fair Avenue
Winnsboro, LA

                                       phone:  318 348 0826
                                       fax:  318 435 4895
                                       e-mail:  ttrichel@nelea.us
                                       relationship to entity:  Director & Vice Chairman