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?  $300,000

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

Benjamin Franklin, Board President - 3438 Vincennes Place New Orleans, LA 70125
Eugene Green, Vice President - 4939 St. Roch Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122
Roslyn Johnny, Treasurer - 16 Christopher Court New Orleans, LA 70128
Alvin Garibaldi, Secretary - 6518 Marigny St. New Orleans, LA 70122
Philomene "Missy" Allain - 3732 Silver Maple Ct. New Orleans, LA 70131
Renee Carrere - 5331 Bancroft Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
Okyeame Haley - 2812 Castiglione St. New Orleans, LA 70119
Tamara Ledford - 2020 Burdette St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Rhea Lucien - 4461 Franklin Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122
Ronald McClain - 1055 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 350 New Orleans, LA 70122
Brittany Buckley-Salup - 2104 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115

Jerelene Bridges
Collie Edwards
David Wilbon

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Homemaker Program provides light home maintenance tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, and other chores essential to helping the elderly and/or disabled remain in their home. Our elderly should be able to live in their homes, and age in place independently for as long as possible. Our current waiting list for this program consists of 100+ clients.

The Nutrition Program provides a daily, home-delivered meal to the homebound elderly and to older adults at congregate sites. Nutritious, mid-day meals are made available to various meal sites throughout the city.

New Orleans Council on Aging fulfills a dual objective of serving the most frail and neediest of older adults who are living alone, or without an adequate support system, and reduce senior hunger by addressing the most basic right to food access. 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. Additionally, 9.6 million seniors faced the threat of hunger in 2013, up from 300,000 the year before. 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 or inflation, so meal programs are underfunded. Most clients are low-income residents who are unable to afford a meal from regular, 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.
Our current waiting list for this program consists of 1000+ clients

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. . . . $300,000
          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 also serves as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Orleans Parish. 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 core responsibilities are to provide homemaker 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 1000 more older adults will be able to have a daily, nutritious meal for a year. More than 100 clients will receive homemaker services.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The Meals on Wheels program has a 35-year track record of success with a proven history of quality service delivery and a demonstrated measure of sustainability.

We will use three indicators of community benefit: 1) Increase the services available to our target population, 2) Increase the number of clients served, and 3) 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 2015 indicated that they would like to see the number of personal care services increase. The AAA Advisory Council will work with other aging and health providers in the community to provide additional services.

General Goals and Objectives:

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

(1) Provide educational programming, health promotion activities, and healthy 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 senior services, such as Meals on Wheels and Homemaker services.

This will be achieved from leveraging other funding and in-king contributions to provide additional services.

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:  P.O. Box 19067
New Orleans, LA 70179-0067

                                       phone:  504-821-4121
                                       fax:  504-821-1222
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director