NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Louisiana Rural Water Association, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           1325 Third Avenue
Kinder, LA 70648


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           PO Box 180
Kinder, LA 70648


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Dondi Troxler, President
Tom Owens, Vice-President
Frankie Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
Pat Credeur, Jr., Executive Director


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9514

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $460,700

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:
           Dondi Troxler, Pres-207 Beau Place-Des Allemandes, LA 70030
Tom Owens, V.Pres-PO Box 1272-West Monroe, LA 71294
Frankie Jones,Sec/Treas.-PO Box 176-Pioneer, LA 71266
Jeron Fitzmorris,Ex.Comm.-19128 N.Fitzmorris Rd.-Covington,LA 70435
Donald Nash, Ex.Comm.-13186 Terre Haute-Vacherie, LA 70090
L.Craig Sollberger-34438 Hwy 433-Slidell, LA 70460
Sid Kinchen-PO Box 1883 - Albany, LA 70711
James Ray Clark-39245 Hwy 16 - Denham Springs, LA 70706
Gil Savoy - PO Box 219 - Port Barre, LA 70577
Penn Lemoine - PO Box 373 - Moreauville, LA 71355
Kathy M. Richard - PO Box 294 - Arnaudville, LA 70512
Larry Cotton - PO Box 213 - Harrisonburg, LA 71340
Lloyd Lepretre-6135 Grand Marais Rd.-Jennings, LA 70548
Larry Merritt - PO Box 295 - Sibley, LA 71073
P.M. Woods - PO Box 1093 - Zwolle, LA 71486
Claude Swope-1219 E.Houston River Rd.-Sulphur, LA 70663
Pat Credeur, Jr. - 400 Trappey Rd. - Carencro, LA 70520
Patricia S. Broussard-219 Jesuit Camp Rd.- Kinder, LA 70648


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Provide on-site technical assistance and operator certification training for all types of water/wastewater systems. Provide energy conservation assistance/practices: infiltration/smoke testing; water leak detection; bench testing to check meter accuracy; sewer video camera of sewer lines to locate leaks.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $207,000
          Professional Services. . . $78,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $42,700
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $83,000
          Operating Services. . . . $15,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $35,000

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?
          Promote safe drinking water by providing technical assistance and training to the water and wastewater systems throughout the State of Louisiana. Promote energy conservation practices to water and wastewater industries throughout the state by providing to the systems free of charge for leak detection, meter and hydrant testing; sewer infiltration surveys, cross connection studies; rates structures, etc.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Develop and conduct a public awareness educational energy conservation program that will make the water/wastewater system personnel and private consumers aware to the potential for vast energy and water savings in the home and by the general public. Provide technical assistance to water, wastewater, and related industries to recognize and deal with varied problems in the line of energy conservation. On-site technical assistance will be provided to perform and document infiltration surveys with receptive sewer systems through the use of smoke test and sewer camera equipment. Calculate the amount of water treated and pumped prior to and after repairs are made to the systems; and show reduction by correlating back to Kilowatt(KWHs)of energy saved by the repairs that are accomplished by the systems.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           12 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:
                 Patrick Credeur, Jr. - LRWA Executive Director
    
     (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:
                 State of Louisiana
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 4303
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4303


(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               Develop and conduct a public awareness educational energy conservation program that will make water system personnel and private consumers aware of the potential for vast energy and water savings in the home and by the general public. Reducing water consumption and alleviating demands due to population growth can be achieved through:
-individual metering
-treatment plant and well efficiency controls
-leak detection and
-home conservation practices



Contact Information
name:  Patrick Credeur, Jr. 
                                       address:  PO Box 180
Kinder, LA 70648

                                       phone:  337-738-2896
                                       fax:  337-738-5620
                                       e-mail:  pclrwa@centurytel.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director