Council on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Name Council on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Contact Person Elizabeth Anthon - Child Welfare Consultant
Mailing Address Department of Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Program, Foster Care Unit
627 North Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number 225-342-3936
Fax Number 225-342-9087
Board Email GRGCouncil@la.gov
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 46:2901
Year Created 2010
Organizational Placement Department of Children and Family Services
Purpose/Function The Council shall be a resource to Louisiana on issues affecting grandparents raising grandchildren in the state.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 25
Number Currently Serving: 19
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)  Meeting facilitation and meeting space  State Agency: Department of Children and Family Services with as
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes The legislated member organization, Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition is being disbanded, and will no longer have anyone to participate. Tiffany Simpson is the Executive Director of the Children's Cabinet and the Children's Cabinet Advisory Board representative, so she fulfills two membership positions on the board. One grandparent representative recently resigned, and has not been replaced. The representative for the Grandparents Raising Grandkids organization has not been appointed yet. The Louisiana Bar Association and the organization called Agenda for Children have never named representatives for their organizations.
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