NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast Louisiana, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           212 Walnut St., Suite 100
Monroe,LA 71201


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O.Box 15020
Monroe,LA 71207


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Kim Golden
Liz Pierre


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  2723

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $300,000

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:
           Robert Hartmann 306 Kendall Ridge Dr.West Monroe, LA 71292
Bobby Simmons ,300 Harrison St. Monroe,LA 71202
Jeff Laudenheimer, 1411 North 19th St.Monroe,LA 71201
Bernie Barrett, 106 Ingram St. Lake Providence,LA 71254
Ezzard Burton, 214 Eisenhower Dr. Monroe,LA 71203
Dennis Epps,7500 Millhaven Rd. Monroe,LA 71203
Robert Griffin, 800 Delta Dr. Monroe,LA 71203
Dr. Tonya Hawkins-Hunter, 2551 Tower Dr. Suite 13, Monroe,LA 71201
Christine Rambo, 1900 N. 18th St. Suite 501, Monroe,LA 71201
Rev./Attorney Louis G. Scott, 510 Pine St. Monroe,LA 71201
Shirley Stewart,1722 Corky Ave. Bastrop,LA 71220
Sherry Ray Wilson, 195 Weatherford Rd. Monroe,LA 71202
Kristin Wolkart, 309 Jackson St. Monroe,LA 71201


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           NOVA operates as an employer driven workforce intermediary filing vacant positions identified by employers with a skilled labor force. To accomplish this NOVA recruits applicants in need of skills training to make them employable "living-wage" jobs. In addition to skills training, NOVA provides wrap around services that may be necessary for participants to complete their training. These services include case management, work readiness skills development, counseling, mentoring and financial assistance, as needed, in the form of direct payments to vendors for services unavailable through public providers.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $300,000
          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?
          As an employer driven job intermediary, NOVA'S purpose is to identify and connect the workforce needs of employers with training entities and with the residents of Northeast Louisiana seeking living wage employment with benefits. The requested funds will be used for general operating purposes to address employer's workforce needs and assist participants to prepare through training for skilled jobs. NOVA acts as an intermediary between employers that have high demand jobs which they are unable to fill because of a lack of skilled labor in the Monroe/Ouachita Parish area and the Northeast LA Region and Participants that are low income residents in need of Skills Training assistance to enter and maintain enrollment at area educational area educational institutions along with NOVA work readiness skills training and case management to accomplish the necessary skills needed to secure and maintain gainful employment.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          To fill vacant positions identified by employers with a skilled labor force. To also provide Participants (potential employees) with work readiness "Essential Skills" necessary to keep them employed. Employers in this Region are often plagued by issues such as absenteeism, tardiness and a lack of professionalism on the job. NOVA seeks to remedy these problems with the services provided.

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:
                 Juanita G. Woods
212 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Monroe,LA. 71201
City of Monroe, City Councilwoman

    
     (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:
                 0%

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  Director of Programs and Participant Services

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:  Paul E. West 
                                       address:  P.O.Box 15020, Monroe,LA 71207 (Mailing)

212 Walnut Street,Monroe,LA Suite 100 71201 (Physical)

                                       phone:  318-807-4014
                                       fax:  318-812-7594
                                       e-mail:  pwest@novanela.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director