NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Greater Free Gift Missonary Baptist Church of Monroe, INC

The recipient entity's physical address:
           5510 HIGHWAY 165 BYP
MONROE, LA 71202


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           5510 HIGHWAY 165 BYP
MONROE, LA 71202


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Religious Corp.

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

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  3707

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $115,777

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: Margia Robinson 3506 Reddix Lane Monroe, LA 71202

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Dalphynie Neal 2207 Essex Street Monroe, LA 71201

TREASURER: Shandra N. Smith One Elysian Fields Rd. Rayville, LA 71269

Sheila C. Newton 111 Anita Drive Monroe, LA 71202

Kenneth Blakenship 1702 Plum Street Monroe, LA 71202


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Our program’s intent is to provide a community outreach source for at risk youth and teens between the ages of 9-19. Our goal is to enhance the productivity of each youth, by holistically encompassing their critical needs with educational resources, life skill’s coaching, instructional technology, and recreational management. Our mission is to emphasize self-management of critical character counts which will assist in decreasing the crime rates, teenage pregnancy rates, and high school dropout rates. We are oblivious to the nature vs nature theory, specifically the idea that a person’s development is predisposed by their DNA. We are aware that environmental factors play a significant role in civic decision making however it is also not the sole predeterming factor. Social and physical development is an intricate network. We therefore seek to disqualify the theory by taking an individualized approach to each youth. We will implement this approach through mentorship, and tutorial aids. We will serve as external advocates to provide motivation and encouragement.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,627
          Professional Services. . . $6,000
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $2,500
          Operating Services. . . . $10,000
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $44,650

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 primary purpose of this organization is to teach youth and teens to become more productive citizens. We also seek to build their confidence, and aid in the development of permanent prolific life skills.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Goal: Develop community based organization that promotes holistic wellness for youth, and teens ages 9-19.
Objectives:
1) To provide school support for educational needs that align with state education standards.
2) To provide age appropriate life skills.
3) To provide instructional technology skills as an assistive resource.
4) To provide recreational activities that emphasizes physical and mental wellness.
5) To provide assistance test prep services which include, but not limited to ACT, ASVAB, and SAT.


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

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:
                N/A

          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:  NIKKI WADE-MCFARLAND 
                                       address:  1017 OUACHITA AVE
MONROE, LA 71201

                                       phone:  318-503-4040
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  VONKISA318@YAHOO.COM
                                       relationship to entity:  MEMBER