NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance

The recipient entity's physical address:
           204 Fair Avenue
Winnsboro, LA 71295


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           204 Fair Avenue
Winnsboro, LA 71295 (MAIL)


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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Billy Wayne Cobb
Hiram Barney Copeland, Jr.
Lloyd Stanley Spillers, JR.
James Anding Hopson


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  2216

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $50,000

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:
           Baughman, Stein Jr.
Union Parish
Mayor of Farmerville
P.O. Box 427
Farmerville, La 71241




Mayor Adam Holland
West Carroll Parish
407 East Main St.
Oak Grove, LA 71263

Mayor Paxton Branch
Madison Parish
524 Cedar St.
Tallulah, LA 71234

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Gilfoil, Wyly
Secretary-Treasurer
East Carroll Parish
Executive Director Lake Providence Port Commission
409 Port Road
Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254


Johnson, Jackie
Franklin Parish
Mayor
Town of Winnsboro
P.O. Box 250
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295

Terry Murphy
Madison Parish
Director, Madison Parish Port
1603 Falicia
Tallulah, La

Sydney McLemore
Tensas Parish
St. Joseph, LA




Lewis, Harry
Richland Parish
Mayor of Rayville
P.O. Box 878
Rayville, Louisiana 71269

Mayo, Jamie
ana 71373Ouachita Parish
Mayor of Monroe
PO Box 123
Monroe, LA 71210

Monty Adams, Sr.
Caldwell Parish
President Caldwell Industrial Dev. Bd
President, Caldwel Bank and Trust
202 Main Street
Columbia, LA 71418

Mayor Arthur Jones
202 East Jefferson Avenue
Bastrop, LA 71220

Philip May
President, Entergy Louisiana
4809 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121
8504 940 2535

Meryl Kennedy
Vice Chairman
Kennedy Rice Mills
Secretary-Treasurer of Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
P.O. Box 259
Mer Rouge, La




Tana Trichel
President/CEO
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
P. O. Drawer 746
Ferriday, LA 71334

Michelle Boothe
Vice President Operations
Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance
Ferriday, LA 72334


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance (NELEA) is one of eight economic development regions in the state and covers 10 NE La Parishes: Ouachita Union, Morehouse, West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Caldwell and Richland

NELEA has coached and worked with four Parishes (East Carroll, Madison, Richland, Madison) to lead Delhi, Rayville, Lake Providence, Bastrop and Tallulah in the USDA SET Forever Initiative, having leaders examine their economic development community to identify opportunities. Then we worked with all five cities to become Development Ready Communities, a national designation. By developing a strategic plan based upon identified opportunities and challenges, we will lead the towns in implementing their strategies.

We want to enroll 5 more towns, if they choose to accept our help, in becoming Development Ready, a national designation. We will develop a strategy, development the plan and submit for approval. Upon approval we will lead these communities to implement their own strategies.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $35
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $2,500
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $500
          Operating Services. . . . $12,000
          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 public purpose is to promote or foster regional economic development for the citizens and businesses of Louisiana.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Provide high quality economic development assistance that leverages the ongoing scope of work at Louisiana Economic Development while offering customized support to our region based upon it's unique composition. Our areas of work include workforce enhancement, business retention and expansion, community development, marketing and job creation for the 10 Parishes we serve.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           12 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:
                 None
    
     (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:
                 None

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 0

     (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:
               The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided is working with communities within our region to enhance their economic development skills on a local basis, to advance objectives developed by community leaders through the development of a strategic plan. We will then assist the communities in their implimentation.

Our marketing efforts will be enhanced by knowledgable, participating and engaged citizens on the local level.

We will produce the plan from the strategy meetings held with citizens, get approval from Town Councils regarding the addoption of the proposed strategies. We will provide purposeful opportunites for community action.



Contact Information
name:  Tana Trichel 
                                       address:  204 Fair Avenue
Winnsboro, LA 71295

                                       phone:  318 348 0826
                                       fax:  318 435 4895
                                       e-mail:  ttrichel@nelea.us
                                       relationship to entity:  President and CEO