NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  The Right Choice Project

The recipient entity's physical address:
           516 E. Airline Highway
Laplace, LA 70068


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           516 E. Airline Highway
Laplace, LA 70068


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Tanza Sterling
Danis Walker


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  8681

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $186,401

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:
           Tanza Sterling (President)
565 Esplanade, Laplace, LA 70068
Nolan Aikens (Vice-President)
14274 Caribbean Dr., Gonzales, LA 70737
Diane Jasmine (Secretary/Treasurer)
2228 Cambridge Dr., Laplace, LA 70068


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Right Choice Project (TRCP), a faith-based, non-profit organization, is seeking funding from Non-Governmental Funding for providing health care, health care related transportation reimbursement, education and testing, access to health insurance counseling and case management services to individuals regarding HIV/AIDS infection in a new clinical setting in St. John the Baptist and surrounding Parishes, Louisiana.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $92,250
          Professional Services. . . $6,125
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $76,956
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $11,070

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?
          TRCP was organized through the efforts of individuals and professionals who want to “Empower this generation to make the Right Choice.” TRCP began in the River Parishes providing testing and HIV/AIDS awareness services. They now desire to expand their services in St. John the Baptist and surround Parishes (River Parishes), by establishing a clinic to provide comprehensive care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. TRCP strictly abides by all recommendations of the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council’s Standards of Care regarding quality of service delivery needed to enhance the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS. TRCP will partner with a wide variety of entities for both outreach and collaborative service to ensure all services needed are achieved by the client. Such partnerships and collaborations include, but are not limited to those of area medical care providers.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Goal #1 TRANSPORTATION:
TRCP will provide transportation stipends to individuals living with HIV/AIDS for verified health care appointments when no other transportation assistance is available.
Objective #1 TRCP will develop policies, procedures, documentation requirements, and forms related to the provision of transportation to be provided to clients.
Objective #2 TRCP Case Manager will conduct a needs assessment for each client within 3 days of initial contact, including the need for transportation assistance to health care appointments.
Objective #3 TRCP will develop promotional materials to notify clients and potential clients of the transportation services available and promote services through various media outlets.

Goal # 2 EDUCATION:
Individuals in the River Parishes will experience greater opportunities to receive education on making healthy choices, HIV/AIDS, safe sex, and testing opportunities.
Objective #1 TRCP will conduct a minimum of 4 outreach events, one per quarter, per grant year, in community locations throughout the River Parishes and provide educational materials. Individuals seeking testing and/or care services will be referred to testing events and/or Case Management for TRCP for additional referrals.
Objective #2 TRCP will collaborate with local school systems (counselors, nurses and/or principals and administrators) to provide a minimum of 4 education and training events for youth per grant year regarding HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS testing will be offered at each training event.
Objective #3 TRCP will conduct a minimum of 3 publicly-accessed education and training events per grant year at area churches, halls, libraries or other locations including locations in isolated and/or rural areas of the River Parishes for the public. HIV/AIDS testing will be offered at each training event.

Goal #3 ACCESS TO INSURANCE OR HEALTH CARE FINANCING
TRCP will increase the number of individuals who have health care financing or insurance and who are living with HIV/AIDS in the River Parishes.
Objective #1 TRCP will contract through Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Karen Bailey, qualified insurance counseling provider.
Objective #2 TRCP Case Manager will refer individual clients without insurance to insurance counselor under the MOU.
Objective #3 TRCP Case Manager will follow-up to verify that the Insurance Counselor has met with client to explore insurance options and that applications have been filed.

Goal #4: CASE MANAGEMENT
TRCP will provide case management services to all clients living with HIV/AIDS.
Objective #1 TRCP will develop a written plan for supervision of Case Management Staff based on the NORAPC Standards of Care
Objective #2 TRCP will hire a qualified Case Manager to assist clients with person-centered services linking them to resources that directly or indirectly promote their overall health and assist them in maintaining their plan of care.
Objective #3 TRCP Case Manager will conduct a needs assessment within 3 days of initial contact, for each client, including the need for transportation assistance to health care appointments and need for health insurance.
Objective #4 TRCP Case Manager will develop a comprehensive individualized service plan for all TRCP clients living with HIV/AIDS.
Objective #5 TRCP Case Manager will coordinate services needed by TRCP Clients living with HIV/AIDS including assisting them in scheduling appointments and coordinating with other health care providers.
Objective #6 TRCP Case Manager will provide reminders of follow-up care appointments to TRCP clients living with HIV/AIDS.
Objective #7 TRCP Case Manager will periodically re-evaluate and modify plans of care as needed over time for TRCP clients living with HIV/AIDS
Objective #8 TRCP Case Manager will close and transfer cases as appropriate.
Objective #9 TRCP Case Manager will follow-up with the clients care in their residence, public facilities, at TRCP testing sites, etc.


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:
                 not applicable
    
     (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:
                 not applicable

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 not applicable

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  not applicable

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: 
               not applicable

(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:
               not applicable

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                not applicable

          What is the nature of the relationship?  not applicable

(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:
                 not applicable

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               not applicable


Contact Information
name:  Danis Walker 
                                       address:  516 E. Airline Hwy
Laplace, LA 70068

                                       phone:  9856517844
                                       fax:  9852242095
                                       e-mail:  therightchoiceproject@gmail.com
                                       relationship to entity:  Clinical Coordinator