NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  The Arc Caddo-Bossier

The recipient entity's physical address:
           351 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           351 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  2891

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $250,000

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. Neil Carlisle, President, 910 Pierremont Rd., Suite 351, Shreveport 71106
Mr. Max Causey, Vice President, 401 Edwards St., Ste. 600, Shreveport, LA 71101
Mrs. Gisele Proby-Bryant, Secretary, 5635 S. Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA
Mr. Todd Muslow, Treasurer,P. O. Box 44486, Shreveport, LA 71134
Mrs. Vivian Andrews, 6205 LaFleur Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119
Mr. Lee Aronson 1214 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., 71105
Mrs. Gwen Campbell P. O. Box 178, Elm Grove, LA 71051
Mrs. Roberta Cawthorne,724 Coachlight Rd., Shreveport, LA 71106
Mr. Jason Dale 9577 Pelican Lodge Road, Vivian, LA 71082 -Judge Leon Emanuel,P. O. Box 3588, Shreveport, LA 71133
Mr. Stephen Fortson,716 Hazelwood Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106
Mr. Chris Hamm 1526 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71101
Raymond Hicks, Ph.D. 110 Holcomb Dr., Shreveport, LA 71103
Mr. Jerry Lorey 405 Ashley Ridge Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104
Mr. David McCormick, 342 Merrick Street, Shreveport, LA 71104
Mr. John Michael Moore, 401 Highland Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111
Mr. Kyle Payne P. O. Box 19130, Shreveport, LA 71149
Mr. Kevin Pesnell P. O. Box 52986, Shreveport, LA 71135
Mr. Henry Price, 6640 Monica Drive, Shreveport, LA 71119
Mr. Fred Sanders, 263 N. Common St., Shreveport, LA 71101
Mr. Adam Sistrunk, 10047 Toulouse Dr., Shreveport, LA 71106
Mrs. Julia Stockton, 4232 Parkridge Drive, Benton, LA 71006
Ms. Mattie Wilson, 9417 Lytham Dr., Shreveport, LA 71129
Mrs. Janet Parker, Ex. Dir., 547 N. Marlborough Circle, Shreveport, LA 71106
Sandra "Sam" Beech, Director of Children's Services, 6336 Chippewa Trail, Shreveport, LA 71107


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           As a Class A, licensed child care center, the Goldman School offers the highest quality child care (ages two months through five years) to children with and without disabilities and children who have been identified as at-risk environmentally of having a developmental disability. Research states that for every $1 spent on early intervention services, it saves the state $9 in long term supports and services. Children with disabilities may receive their therapies at our center to help them grow physically, intellectually and socially. We are licensed to serve 95 children at one time and maintain a waiting list in all age groups and programs. The twenty-five direct care staff in our program collectively represent over 200 years of experience working with children with and without disabilities. In order to allow more time for individual attention and help the children build strong positive relationships with warm, nurturing adults, we maintain a low staff-to-child ratio (3:1 for infants; 4:1 for toddlers; 7:1 for preschoolers). Our focus is on guiding children through developmentally appropriate activities that are both individualized and conducted in small groups and providing needed predictability and routine within a natural learning environment. Our main goals are maximizing the potential of all children and have them ready to enter and be successful in a kindergarten classroom or Head Start Program.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $200,000
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $20,000
          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?
          There continues to be a great need for good, quality child care and centered-based services for children with disabilities in our state. Parents who have children born with a disability or later diagnosed with one, such as autism, have very limited choices for child care or a quality center where their child can development to the best of their potential. The funding will be used for additional staff who need to be well trained by professionals within our state. Also, a trained data collection and research assistant will be hired. Specialized equipment and toys for the children with disabilities will be purchased.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Goal 1 – Of the 46 children enrolled that will have disabilities or have been identified as at-risk environmentally of having a developmental delay, 41 (90%) will show improvement in their physical, intellectual and social-emotional skills.
Goal 2 – Of the 95 children enrolled in Goldman School, at least 19 (15%) will enroll in a pre-school or kindergarten classroom or Head Start Program and be ready to learn.
Goal 3 – Of the 46 children enrolled that will have disabilities or have been identified as at-risk environmentally of having a developmental delay, 46 (100%) will have parents who have stayed employed or continued their education or both.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           12 months or 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:
                
    
     (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:
                

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

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

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: 
               

(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:
              

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

          What is the nature of the relationship? 

(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:
                

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


Contact Information
name:  Sandra "Sam" Beech 
                                       address:  351 Jordan Street
Shreveport, LA 71101

                                       phone:  (318) 221-8392 ext 246
                                       fax:  (318) 221-2296
                                       e-mail:  sbeech@thearccaddobossier.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Director of Children's Services