NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Lafayette Central Park, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2901 Johnston Street, Suite 304, Lafayette, LA 70503

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           2851 Johnston Street #164, Lafayette, LA 70503

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

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Elaine Abell
James A. Caillier
Gregg Gothreaux
Mazie Movassaghi
John Arceneaux
Reggie Dupre
Randy Haynie
Allyson Fox Pharr
Don G. Briggs
William Fenstermaker


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  2778

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $10,000,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay 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:
           Elaine Durbin Abell, 119 Kimball Drive Lafayette, LA 70508
Odon Lessley Bacque, Jr., 107 Ellendale Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70501
Stanley Babers Blackstone, 706 Greenbriar Road, Lafayette, LA 70503
Edgar Paul Breaux, III, MD, 400 Arabella Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
Karmen Maria Blanco, 811 Dafney Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
Dean Anderson Cole, 101 Thibodeaux Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
Lester Joseph "Joey" Durel, 111 Port Royal Circle, Lafayette, LA 70508
Gregory Dale "Gregg" Gothreaux, 617 W Canal St Church Point, LA 70525
Randy Keefer Haynie, 108 Waterside Drive Lafayette, La 70503
Payton Elizabeth Smith John, 206 Mill Valley Run Lafayette, LA 70508
Leonard Kyle Lemoine, 1302 Greenbriar Road Lafayette, LA 70503
Phyllis Coleman Mouton, 200 Alameda Street Lafayette, LA 70501
Mazie Sonia Bodden Movassaghi, 125 Elysian Fields Drive Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
Douglas Hunter Perret, 407 Beverly Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
Jerry Quintin Prejean, 102 Roswell Crossing Lafayette, LA 70508
Jady Henry Regard, 1618 Myrtle Place Lafayette, LA 70506
Ginger Roy Roy, 320 Amelia Street, Lafayette, LA 70506
Rodney Luke Savoy, 312 Princeton Woods Loop Lafayette, LA 70508
Frederick George Werner, 342 West Martial Avenue Lafayette LA, 70508
STAFF
Elizabeth Tarleton Brooks, 324 Jackson Street Lafayette, LA 70501


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           Initial funding will be used for construction of infrastructure within the property. This is a continuation of the 2009 House Bill 853 that allowed for the transfer of the "Horse Farm" property to Lafayette Consolidated Government from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Local funds are a combination of the $6,800,000 that LCG paid for the property with the $2,600,000 donated by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority (LPTFA). An additional $12,000,000 funds towards construction have been privately raised by Lafayette Central Park.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          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?
          Lafayette Central Park is a 501c(3) non-profit organization created to oversee the planning, design, development, and long-term operation and maintenance of a landmark, regional park. It will serve a population of approximately 230,000 residents of Lafayette Parish and provide a regional open space and an additional tourism draw for the Acadiana region. The park will serve as a catalyst project in the implementation of Lafayette's recently adopted Comprehensive Plan, and several pending community/master plans, including multi-modal transportation connectivity improvements, which are integral parts of the MPO’s long-term transportation and bikeway plans. It will also provide major educational and recreational opportunities, and create synergies in the coordination and implementation of the new UL-Lafayette Campus Master Plan.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Lafayette Central Park has been charged with creating an unprecedented public space in Lafayette that will improve our population’s access to greenspace. This has far-reaching implications on our City that will not only improve quality of life, but also serve as a catalyst project for economic development. Phase 1 includes elements such as an amphitheater, gardens, tree houses, a Farmer’s Market pavilion, a running and biking trail, walking paths, and native habitat restoration.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           60 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:
                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:  Elizabeth Tarleton Brooks 
                                       address:  2901 Johnston Street, Suite 304 Lafayette, LA 70503
                                       phone:  (337)500-1177
                                       fax: 
                                       e-mail:  ebrooks@lafayettecentralpark.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director