NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Morehouse Council on Aging, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           200 Elm Street
Bastrop, LA 71220


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P O Box 1471
Bastrop, LA 71221-1471


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Earl Pickett, James Yeldell, Bill Blackwell, Velma Adams, Inez Wilson, Lela Johnson, homes Bryan, Maxine Bond, E C Reese, Ardelia Scott, Eddie Blackard, D M Quinn, Jack Cockrell, Fred Montgomery.

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  6010

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $20,000

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:
           R.D. DeFreese, Jr. Ex Director 1410 Bowman St, Bastrop,LA 71220
Bland Scott, Office Manager 1309 Cullen Dr, Bastrop, LA 71220
Deloris Hamlin Board President 2302 Bonnie Av, Bastrop, LA 71220
Ivory Smith, Vice-President 206 Sentelle St, Bastrop, LA 71220
Susan Musgrove Sec/Treas 7217 Barret BoatDockRd Sterlington,LA 71280
Sonya Amos 11401 Claude Deville Rd, Bonita, LA 71223
Monica Butler, 8 Waters Edge Dr, Monroe, LA 71203
Thomas Crowder 516 Fisher Ln Bastrop, LA 71220
I L Davis, 1204 Rivers Av, Bastrop, LA 71220
Robert Green 7680 Green Crest Circle, Bastrop, LA 71220
Melinda Jones, 611 Elmhurst Dr Bastrop, LA 71220
Willie E Johnson, P O Box 894, Bastrop, LA 71221-0894
Ethel Robinson, 1726 West Madison Av Bastrop, LA 71220


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Morehouse Council on Aging operates a central kitchen for the production of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program for Morehouse Parish. The Older Americans Act Nutrition funding has not kept pace with need or inflation, with meal programs being underfunded, and it is difficult to replace outdated equipment. Most of the clients who are served through the Nutrition program are extremely low income individuals, with a mix of urban and rural individuals. Our project would replaces used kitchen equipment in the kitchen that was purchased in 1984. Meals are served through the kitchen to over 200 people during the service month. Some do not have the resources to contribute to the costs of the meals.This equipment would help to make the kitchen more effective and efficient with energy use, and less repairs that current unit.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $20,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          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?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The Morehouse Council on Aging exists to protect the rights, promote well being, enhance the self-esteem of the Morehouse Parish elderly by providing a balanced adequate nutrition service with outreach, information and assistance, and a nutritious balance meal that is available through the Congregate and Home Delivered nutrition programs. The equipment to prepare the meals is an integral part of the agency meeting is purpose in providing such to our population. Newer more efficient equipment helps us to save operational money and serve more clients.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          In replacing the equipment we will be better equipped to prepare the meals for delivery to nutrition sites, and to the homebound. Our goal of better production for our clients will enable them to be independent and sustain themselves in their own home over a longer period of time. This in turn provides for a better social environment and a social support system to reduce isolation and depression.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           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:
                 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:
                 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:  R. D. DeFreese, Jr. 
                                       address:  P O Box 1471
Bastrop, LA 71221-1471

                                       phone:  318-283-0845
                                       fax:  318-283-0835
                                       e-mail:  reggiedir@bellsouth.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director