NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           133 Mabel Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           133 Mabel Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Frances F. Leake
John T. Hunley

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  0018

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $525,000

What type of request is this?  Both

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:
           Alexis Hocevar, Board President, 405 Bordeaux Court, Madisonville, LA 70447
Gayle Berne, Vice President, 181 Riverwalk Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447
Thomas Meehan, Secretary, 62 Kingfisher Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448
Michael Gagliardi, Treasurer, 742 Claire Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471
Michaelyn Broussard, 15 Downing Drive, Covington LA 70433
John Bell, 20436 Narrow Drive, Covington, LA 70447
Myron Bourg, 404 St Tammany Street, Madisonville, LA 70447
Warren Davie, 48177 US-51, Tickfaw, LA 70466
Keith Dennis, 161 River Lane, Madisonville, LA 70447
Elaine Gardner, 109 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447
John Gniady, 78071 Main Street, Lacombe, LA 70445
Samantha Goodwin, P.O. Box 523, Madisonville, LA 70447
Lynn Haase, 218 East 14th Avenue, Covington, LA 70433
Lora Haddox, 902 Pine Street, Madisonville, LA 70447
Barney Knoess, 902 Winona Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471
Don Lynch, 28 Beth Drive, Covington, LA 70433
James MacPherson, Executive Director, 103 Vale Street, Mandeville, LA 70471
Joel Whitehead, 308 Autumn Creek Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447
Tony Zelenka, P.O. Box 10583, Jefferson, LA 70181

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This project is to build an outdoor classroom for use by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and community. The classroom will be used by museum and our partners for classes and field trips that require a sheltered, but outdoor environment for teaching environmental sciences, sailing, boat building, and other courses offered by the museum, partner universities, the YMCA, etc. Currently, we conduct courses such as described above in our parking garage underneath the building.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000
          Professional Services. . . $165,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $300,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $25,000

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?

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum is a 501 c 3 organized for the purposes of educating the public about the heritage, history, and connection of Louisiana, the lower Mississippi Delta and the Gulf Coast. We are an educational non-profit that collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the history, culture, and environment through our exhibits and interactive programs. School and homeschool field trips, guided tours to visitors, both in state and out of state, outreach programs, newsletters and social media send our message into our ever-changing market. We are the only maritime museum in the state and as such is focused on our mission of "Bringing Louisiana's Unique Maritime History to Life". We integrate academic disciplines, preserve and restore, teach wooden boat building, serve as custodian of the Tchefuncte River Light Station, and increase learning opportunities while stimulating authentic learning experiences and opportunities which increase environmental literacy. We support Louisiana Environmental Education Key Principles and Concepts by aligning available resources with Louisiana state student standards.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          We have weathered many storms in our short history... from major hurricanes and floods to pandemics. We have adapted and overcome, working tirelessly with a small staff of primarily part-time employees and volunteers. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum has partnered with donors, members, volunteers and outside agencies. However, we are at a point where we can no longer provide a high-quality environmental program without funds. We are requesting funds to strategically integrate our learning opportunities. Our goals are:
1.Construct an outdoor environmental-friendly, sustainable classroom
2. Develop activities, lesson plans, and outdoor lab experiments to develop meaningful learning experiences that connect and deepen the understanding of our unique Louisiana environment.
3. Build opportunities for professional development for teachers and students. Connect resources and people to support learning in core academic areas.
4. Provide additional resources for class visits, out-of-school-times, and museum guests by purchasing equipment and materials for technology, audio-visual equipment, displays and exhibits.
5 Equip, encourage, and engage the community through environmental education and multisensory experiences including but not limited to wetlands restoration, plant and animal habitats, water safety, water quality; environmental Eco-Tours; inclusion of diverse populations; and awareness of local maritime industries (Energy, remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles, environmental service agencies, etc) through leadership and career development of our education abilities.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           We are estimating 10 months to complete after funding

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:  James MacPherson 
                                       address:  133 Mabel Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447

                                       phone:  9858459200
                                       fax:  9858459201
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director