NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Livingston Association for Retarded Children, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           10494 Florida Blvd.
Walker, LA 70785


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           10494 Florida Blvd.
Walker, LA 70785


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Suzanne Howze
Gordon Shelton
Chad C Broussard
Barbara Dugas
Shelby Galloway
Bobby Smith
Theresa Wheelis
Lura Mullins
Sherry Kirby
Kay Palmer
Nancy Martin
Raymond Mullins
Michael Hughes
Douglas Ducote, Sr
Kathy Maggio


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  3167

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $530,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay 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:
           Suzanne Howze – President
13654 Aydell Street
Walker, LA

Gordon Shelton – Secretary
28453 Red Oak Dr
Walker, LA 70785

Michael Hughes
P. O. Box 425
Livingston, LA 70754

Theresa Wheelis
13654 Aydell Lane
Walker, LA 70785

Bobby Smith
27270 Watson Lane
Walker, LA 70785

Sherry Kirby
14420 Lockhart Lane
Walker, LA 70785

Raymond Mullins
20955 Walker South
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Lura Mullins
20955 Walker South
Denham Springs, LA 70726

Kay Palmer
13800 Aydell Street
Walker, LA 70785

Chad C. Broussard
13332 Sunny Lane
Walker, LA 70785

Nancy Martin
32739 Cane Market Rd
Walker, LA 70785

Barbara Dugas
P.O. Box 536
Walker, LA 70785

Douglas Ducote, Sr
39435 Ducote Ln
Pine Grove, LA 70453

Kathy Maggio
14460 Picou Road
Maurepas, La


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Livingston Association for Retarded Children provides quality services in a work environment to adult citizens with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to build a new building that will accommodate additional individuals with developmental disabilities and create additional jobs in the community. Our current building was built in the 1960s and we are in need of additional space and up to date facilities. We have completed the planning and design phase of our facility. We have our architectural plans completed and are ready to begin the construction phase, but do not have sufficient funds to go forward. We are in desperate need of a new facility as our current facility is in need of very extensive repairs that are not cost effective. The buildings are old and the blocks underneath the building are shifting and causing structural problems throughout the buildings. The seals underneath the buildings are also deteriating. One of our buildings has been on this sit since the early 1960,s and two buildings were donated to our facility by the Livingston Parish Police Jury in 1988.

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. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $530,000

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?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          Our purpose is to assist more individuals with disabilities in our community. Our facility provides these individuals an opportunity to work in the community with very close supervision. If we do not provide these services, these individuals are unable to work and be productive members of society.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Our goal is to have additional space to accommodate additional individuals with disabilities. Our current facility will only house 66 individuals. With the construction of a new facility, our facility will be able to house approximately 100 individuals. With additional individuals, we will also work within the community to obtain additional work sites in which the individuals will work with close supervision. We will also hire additional people to provide the supervision of the developmental disabled individuals at the work sites.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           2 to 5 years

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:  Linda Watts 
                                       address:  10494 Florida Blvd.
Walker, LA

                                       phone:  (225)664-7384
                                       fax:  (225)664-7397
                                       e-mail:  lw@lac.brcoxmail.com
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director