NGO Funding Request

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

The recipient entity's physical address:
           1482 Sheppard Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P.O. Box 913
Minden, Louisiana 71058

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  6969

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:
           Fred V. Evans, Chairman 253 South Tanglewood Minden, Louisiana 71055
Jean Doerge, Secretary 700 Nella Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055
Don Hart, 1108 Beech Street, Minden, Louisiana 71055
Wes Moses, Vice Chairman, 278 Syrup Mill Road, Minden, Louisiana 71055
Martha Grigsby, Director, 1016 South Talton, Minden, Louisiana 71055
Alice Heaberlin, Director, 410 Art Camp Road,Helfin, Louisiana 71039
Johnny Herrington, Director,504 Herrington Drive, Springhill, La. 71075
Robert Hilburn, Director, 406 8TH Street, Springhill, La. 71075
Rev. Bill Ichter, Director, 305 Lakeshore Drive, Minden, La. 71055
Lamar Pace Director, 240 Country Pines Drive, Minden, La. 71055
Barbara Robertson, 1201 Drake Drive, Minden, Louisiana 71055
Dathene L. Brown, Executive Director, 254 S.E. 6th Avenue, Sibley, La.

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This funding will be used to support our Congregate Meals program. Senior hunger is a real problem in Webster Parish. When we worked our budget for the coming year we had only enough funding to provide 100 meals. To stay within that budget we had to average the number of meals served at our meal sites. Each senior center is not allowed to go over their assigned amount. This allows us to feed within our budget constraints. The extra funding we are applying for would help us feed the additional people needing to eat. We are having to turn people away. These seniors are faced daily with having to make decisions on whether to eat, buy medicine and just how high or low they can set there thermostats in their homes to keep the utility bills down. For most this is a difficult decision compounded by little or no family to help. Our meals provide 1/3 of their dietary requirement. To some this is there only meal.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $74,832
          Professional Services. . . $600
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $88,450
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $20,755
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $8,651

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?
          Our purpose is to promote the dignity and independence of older persons, and to help society prepare for an aging population. It is our responsibility to serve as an advocate for older people at the local and state level, and to oversee the development of an comprehensive and coordinate system of care that supports the goal of enabling the elderly to remain in their own homes and participate fully in community life. Our focus targets the special population of 60 years of age and over with emphasis on rural isolated low income individuals, minority populations, individuals with highest social need and the disabled populations. This will save state funds that would be spent on nursing home care.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Our goal is to improve the health, economic and social need of the senior population. The Webster Council on Aging would provide the nutritious noon meal that would meet 1/3 of their daily dietary allowance,( this is the only meal some seniors receive), identify any other sources of need for that senior in the form of Medicaid, Medicare premiums, Food stamps, Commodities, Utility assistance, Mental health services if needed, available housing, prescription drug assistance or help navigating the paperwork for all these sources. For some the senior center is a home away from home because they do not have to raise or lower their thermostats at home to remain at a comfortable body temperature. For others it is socialization they receive, education on topics that concern them and having contact with others.

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

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:  Dathene L. Brown 
                                       address:  1482 Sheppard Street
Minden, Louisiana 71058

                                       phone:  318-371-3056
                                       fax:  318-371-3070
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director