NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  New Orleans Council on Aging, Inc

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2475 Canal Street
Suite 400
New Orleans, LA 70119

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. Box 19067
New Orleans, LA 70179-0067

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Ricardo Arellano, Ben Bavly, Walter Bennett, Clothilde Bernard, Adele Bornkessel, Aline Bowie, Elmore Chauvin, John Cisewski, Willaim Cox, Sherwood Cuyler, Joseph W. Davis, Joyce Dennery, Rock Fagot, Ruth L. Frieson, Mildred Fossier, Margot Garon, Michael Haddad, John A. Herbert, Henry Jamison, H. Charles Korn, Andrew J. Kreller Jr MD, Mary Lewis, Rose Loving, Sam Magbee, Kris Meador, Billy Murphy, Alfred Pollar, Kay Rapier, Mildred L. Reese, Richard Rubin, Ronald Ruiz, Emelda Washington, Ramond Weber, Mark Wheeler, Allie Mae Williams

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  4096

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $500,000

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:
           Executive Director - Howard L. Rodgers, III- 4801 Press Dr., NOLA
Assistant Executive Director - Collie W. Edwards, P.O. Box 791190 NOLA 70179

Eugene J. Green, Board President - 4939 St. Roch Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122
Tamara Ledford, Vice President - 2020 Burdette St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Ronald McClain, Treasurer - 6131 Charlotte Dr. New Orleans, LA 70122
Kristi G. Hubbard, Secretary - 6260 Providence Place New Orleans, LA 70126

Philomene "Missy" Allain - 3826 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125
Bonnie Alston - 2017 Adams St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Brittany Buckley-Salup - 2104 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115
Renee Carrere - 5331 Bancroft Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
Sundiata Haley - 1320 Rapides Dr. New Orleans, LA 70122
Kristi Graves Hubbard - 6260 Providence Place, New Orleans, LA 70126

Jerelene Bridges
Collie Edwards
David Wilbon

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           New Orleans Council on Aging fulfills a dual objective of serving the most frail and needy of older adults who are living alone, or without an adequate support system, and to reduce senior hunger by addressing the most basic right to food access. Roughly 10.2 million seniors age 60 and older faced the threat of hunger in 2014. This represents a 119 percent increase from 2001 to 2014 of seniors affected by hunger. The Meals on Wheels Research Foundation cites more than 750,000 Americans over age sixty-five who live alone have difficulty obtaining a steady supply of food and experience some degree of hunger. Older adults who experience hunger are at risk for serious health problems. Hunger increases the
risk for stroke, exacerbates pre-existing medical conditions, limits the
efficiency of many prescription drugs, and may affect brain chemistry thus
increasing the incidence of depression and isolation. Furthermore, Older
Americans Act (OAA) Nutrition Program funding has not kept pace with need of inflation, so meal programs are underfunded.

24.4% of older adults in Louisiana are struggling with hunger. Most clients are low-income residents who are unable to afford a meal from commercial sources. Meals on Wheels provide clients with a nutritious meal and help to foster daily contact. A recent Brown University study spanning nine years (2000-2009) went a step further and cited that for every $25 a state spends on meals each year per person over 65, the low-care nursing home population decreases by a percentage point—a great return on investment. A hot meal coupled with peer interaction can help keep people in their homes longer, saving states tons of money.

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. . . . $500,000
          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?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The New Orleans Council on Aging exists to protect the rights,
promote the well being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence. New Orleans Council on Aging is responsible for insuring that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, and nutritional services for persons aged sixty and over in Orleans Parish. The capacity to serve our “waiting list” clients and expand the reach of services to the target population will be met with additional funding. Approximately 1200 more older adults will be able to have a daily, nutritious meal for a year.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The Meals on Wheels program has a 40 year track record of success with a history of quality service delivery and demonstrated measure of sustainability. We currently serve over 400 home bound seniors during the weekdays. For many of these seniors, the visit from our delivery driver may be the only social interaction they receive.

We will use three indicators of community benefit:
1) increase the number of services available to the target population,
2) increase the number of clients served,
3) and increase the number of meals provided.

(In-home and Community Based Services)
GOAL: Better coordinate in-home and community based services to provide more assistance to older adults, helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.

Needs assessment respondents from 2016 indicated that they would like to see the number of personal care and respite services increase. The AAA Advisory Council will work with other aging and health providers in the community to leverage resource and staff capacity.

General Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: To encourage participants to stay active in the community and interact with their peers by:

(1) Providing educational programming, encourage health promotion activities, and promote socialization which enables older adults to maintain a functional and independent lifestyle.
(2) Providing a social environment and a social support system to reduce isolation and depression.

Goal 2: Decrease the waiting list for the Meals on Wheels Program.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           One 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?  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:

(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:  Howard L. Rodgers, III 
                                       address:  2475 Canal St.,Ste. 400
New Orleans, LA 70119

                                       phone:  5048214121
                                       fax:  5048211222
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director