NGO Funding Request


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

The recipient entity's physical address:
           200 Elm Street
Bastrop, LA 71220


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           P O Box 1471
Bastrop, LA 71221-1471


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:  6010

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $25,000

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:
           Susan Musgrove: President: 10356 Oklahoma St, Bastrop, LA 71220
Mary Hodge: Vice-Pres: 10640 Lucy Hudson Road, Bastrop, LA 71220
Billy R Smith: Sec/Treas: 2007 Gemini, Bastrop, LA 71220
William Alexander: 1707 West Madison, Bastrop, LA 71220
Terri Anderson: 1400 Davenport Avenue, Mer Rouge, LA 71261
Thomas Crowder: 516 Fisher, Bastrop, LA 71220
Ora Evans: 430 Kammell, Bastrop, LA 71220
I L Davis: 1204 Rivers Avenue, Bastrop, LA71220
Robert Green: 7680 Green Crest Cir, Bastrop, LA 71220
Gary Guice Jr., 309 Bonner Ferry Rd, Bastrop, LA 71220
Deloris Hamlin: 2302 Bonnie Ave, Bastrop, LA 71220
Willie E Johnson: 283 Bailey St, Bastrop, LA 71220
George Noflin: 4099 Naff, Bastrop, LA 71220
Katie Parnell: 518 Durham St, Bastrop, LA 71220
Ivory Smith: 206 Sentelle St, Bastrop, LA 71220
R. D. DeFreese, Jr.:Executive Director 1410 Bowman St, Bastrop, LA 71120


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The project includes replacement of kitchen equipment that was purchased in 1984. This equipment includes a tilting Skillet, and Convection Steamer. This would also include the installation of equipment with any repairs necessary in replacing old equipment with new equipment which would include but not limited to pipe replacement or refitting, drain lines, and other limited repairs. This equipment is used by the Morehouse Council on Aging in preparation for the Meals on Wheels Nutrition program for the elderly, and in the Congregate Nutrition program for the elderly. This program prepares meals for the home bound, and frail elderly in Morehouse parish under the guidance of a registered dietician. It is growing difficult to find replacement parts for the equipment due to age. The program currently prepares meals for 200 congregate participants, and 100 home bound participants. The replacement of the equipment would help in the efficiency of meal preparation for the programs. Our kitchen is also utilized as an emergency kitchen in cases of disasters, and need according to agreements with the National Guard, and City of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish Sherriff, and Emergency Preparedness.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $20,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $5,000
          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?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The agency is the Morehouse Council on Aging/Area Agency on Aging agency for Morehouse Parish. It is also the Public Housing administrator for the Morehouse Parish Police Jury for the Section 8 HCV program. Under the auspices of the Council on Aging, and Housing it develops and administers the area plan for services, delivery of services, contracts with certified professional organizations, advocates for the elderly service, and voice in the ability to remain in their own home as long as possible. It ensures the delivery of home bound services, community services, and access services in the PSA of Morehouse. It assists clients with Medicaid applications, Medicare Supplemental insurance, and other programs. The agency also provides Wellness/Fitness programs aimed at keeping people fit, working on their balance, walking, and nutritional needs.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Replace outdated equipment with new energy efficient equipment for the preparation of the meals for the meals on wheels program, and congregate meal program. This will provide quicker preparation of the meals, and utilize healthier additions to the menus.
In so doing in goes along with our purpose of trying to allow older people to remain in their homes as long as they can.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           8-10 months

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:
                 N/A
    
     (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:
                 N/A

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 N/A

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  N/A

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: 
               N/A

(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:
               N/A

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
                NA

          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:
                 N/A

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
               N/A


Contact Information
name:  R. D. (Reggie) DeFreese, Jr. 
                                       address:  P O Box 1471
Bastrop, LA 71221-1471
200 Elm Street
Bastrop, LA 71220

                                       phone:  318-283-0845
                                       fax:  318-283-0835
                                       e-mail:  reggiedir@bellsouth.net
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director