California Consulting Community
Edition 71 / November 2021
California Consulting in Your Community
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Coachella Valley Receives $2 Million for the California Department of Education Learning Communities for School Success Grant
Coachella Valley Unified School District received the CDE Education Learning Communities for School Success Grant in the amount of $2 Million.

Coachella Valley USD will utilize LCSSP funds to expand existing community partnerships to increase intensive services to students who are at most risk of dropping out of school. Services will include culturally-based, trauma-informed community engagement, and social-emotional support for students to impact student engagement, attendance, and academic success. 

This award came into fruition due to the vision of the Coachella Valley USD leadership and Dr. Julie High, California Consulting Senior Project Manager.
California Consulting Securing Funding for Clients
Coachella Valley Unified School District was Awarded $1,229,114 for the Carl Moyer Infrastructure Grant from South Coast AQMD
Coachella Valley Unified School District (a CC client) received $1,229,200 for the Carl Moyer Infrastructure grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Coachella Valley will fund to construct clean energy fueling stations that use compressed natural gas (CNG). CVUSD will also upgrade existing stations to accommodate a growing fleet of CNG buses

Dr. Julie High, California Consulting's Senior Project Manager wrote the award-winning application with key individuals of CVUSD!
TreePeople Receives the LA County Regional Park Open Space District (Measure A) Recreation Access Competitive Grant Program for $929,400
CC congratulates TreePeople for receiving the LA County Regional Park Open Space District (Measure A) Recreation Access Competitive Grant Program in the amount of $929,400.

This most recent accomplishment is another example of the commitment of TreePeople's leadership to protect and promote the quality of life for its community.

It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work of CC Project Manager, Jaimie Lewis who ensured a successful grant application.
 
Thank you, Jaimie, and congratulations TreePeople!
The City of Imperial Beach Receives $250,000 from Calrecycle: Tire Derived Aggregate Grant
Congratulations to the City of Imperial Beach (a CC client) who received $250,000 for the CalRecycle- Tire Derived Aggregate Grant.

This fantastic award will provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program provides assistance to civil engineers in solving a variety of engineering challenges. 

California Consulting project manager Audre Lee wrote the award-winning application with key members of the city staff.
California Consulting Attends MMANC and MMASC Annual Conference with Success
Calfornia Consulting attended Annual Conference for Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and Municipal Management of Southern California (MMASC). California Consulting CEO, Steve Samuelian, and CC Director of State Programs, Miriam DeLoza, attended the events.
Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva, and California Consulting Co-Hosted a Very Successful Grant Writing Webinar
Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Assemblymember Quirk-Silva, and California Consulting Grant Writing Webinar was a very successful event with many cities, school districts, special districts, community leaders, and non-profits in attendance.

California Consulting provides this information free to the public and is very proud to team up with these highly esteemed elected officials who do excellent work and are sensitive to the needs of their community.
Client Spotlight: City of Imperial Beach
California Consulting is pleased to spotlight the City of Imperial Beach as our client spotlight in the newsletter.

Imperial Beach is the most south-western city in the United States and touts a rich culture of biking and hiking and yes, surfing. Imperial Beach is a border town and has maintained one of the last saltwater marshes/ estuaries in Southern California. The estuary houses more than 370 different bird species. some have even spotted parrots and pink flamingos.

The city hosts a variety of exciting events every year including a beachfront VW Air-Cooled classic car show, an annual dog-surfing contest, and Symphony by the Sea. The Imperial Beach Farmer’s Market is the only beachfront farmer's market in San Diego County, offering local fruits, vegetables, and community art. 

The City of Imperial Beach has been a client for only a short time and has received a 1509% return on investment.
California Consulting, Inc Director of State Programs Miriam De Loza met with Toni Symonds the Chief Consultant for the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy to learn about new grant funding opportunities.

There are many new and exciting economic development grant programs included in the State Budget and some coming from the feds via the State.

Miriam gained valuable information about grant programs that will assist our clients.

Thank you to Toni and the Committee for explaining these grant programs as our grant writing team gears up to pursue these funding opportunities.
California Consulting's Continuing Education for our Grant Writers
California Consulting held its 3rd tutorial on the Land Water Conservation Fund Application. Ashley Ramsey, CC Senior Program Manager, thoroughly went over all sections of the application.

California Consulting's continuing education tutorials have been designed to help our grant writers provide the best possible application for our clients.
Upcoming Webinars
Honorable Mentions
California Consulting is honored that ACSA Region 6 has asked us to team up with them to provide a grant writing webinar on November 10th at 4:00 pm.
California Consulting is featured in the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) Weekly newsletter. Check out our upcoming webinar on November 18th at 9:00 am
California Consulting attended the MMANC Annual Conference with much Success. It was so great to meet all of the Northern California members!!
On the Horizon
U.S. Economic Development Administration: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation

Deadline: While EDA encourages eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible, EDA strongly advises eligible applicants to submit complete applications no later than January 31, 2022. Suggested Application Submission date on EDA website: March 15, 2022.

Amount: $100,000 to $10 million
Match: Yes
Eligibility: Cities, counties, states, special districts, IHEs, nonprofits, and tribal governments.

This NOFO posting is for the EDA Competitive Tourism Grants ONLY.

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): Clean California Local Grant Program

Deadline: February 2022 (Call for Projects December 2021)

Amount: Up to $5 million

Match: Local match component will range from 0% to 50% of the project costs

Eligibility: Local or regional public agencies, transit agencies, or tribal governments. Nonprofit organizations may be sub-applicants. Half of the overall program funds will benefit or be located in underserved communities.


Summary: The Program will provide approximately $296 million as part of a two-year program to beautify and improve streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers to restore pride in public spaces. Suggested projects are Community litter abatement and beautification and Community litter abatement events and/or educational program
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Habitat Conservation Fund

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Amount: No minimum or maximum. $6 million for the entire program.

Match: Yes - 1:1

Eligibility: Cities, counties and districts


Funds can be used for the following:
·       Wildlife Area Activities – An event or series of events intended to bring urban
·       residents into areas with indigenous plants and animals (park and/or wildlife areas)
·       Acquisition of species habitats
·       Enhancement or restoration of species habitats
·       Enhancement, restoration, or development of trails



COVID Funding
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network: Student Support Recovery Grant
Deadline: Reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is no longer available
Amount: Up to $250,000
Eligibility: LEAs, charter school management companies, public schools, charter schools and private schools
The SBHSN Student Support Recovery Grant is accepting applications from local education agencies (LEAs), charter school management companies, public schools, charter schools, and private schools throughout the U.S. to help them implement telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short and long-term school closures. 
 
Banfield Foundation: COVID-19 Respond Grants
Deadline: Application open now – decision in approximately two weeks (no deadline specified)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, local/state government agencies or veterinary school
Funding can be used for any type of veterinary care in support of low-income or financially strained families. We prioritize our funding for programs that assist income-qualified pet owners, have a maximum award per pet and/or per family, and help companion animals (we do not fund equine/livestock assistance programs).
 
National Geographic: COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $1,000 to $8,000
Eligibility: K-12 teaching professionals worldwide who work directly with students in the classroom are eligible to apply. Priority is given to educators working in communities that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
National Geographic's COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators supports individual educators, or individual educators working in collaboration with other educators or National Geographic Explorers, to design instructional resources that help educators effectively teach in remote or hybrid learning environments. Grants are provided in the subject areas of science, social studies, and geography.
 
City of Los Angeles: Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
Deadline: None
Amount: $5,000 to $20,000
Terms: 0% up to 18 months; 3% up to 5 years; 2% up to 5 years (for tax-exempt businesses)
Eligibility: Small businesses in the City of Los Angeles. Primary business operation must be physically located in a commercial–use building within City of Los Angeles boundaries
The Small Business Emergency Microloan Program provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County: Disaster Support Fund
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Nonprofits in SLO County
The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s Disaster Support Fund seeks to partner with nonprofit organizations whose mission is to serve the community’s most vulnerable populations (homeless, food-insecure, low-income residents, and farm workers) with basic needs (food, shelter, transportation, etc.) and have a broad reach in serving the community.
 
Ventura County Community Foundation: Ventura County Rapid Response
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
The Ventura County Rapid Response Fund will support nonprofit organizations throughout Ventura County who are addressing the needs of individuals and families with food and housing support, childcare, wage replacement, mental health care, and more.
 
Banfield Foundation: COVID-19 Rebuild Grants
Deadline: Not specified
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations, local/state government agencies or veterinary school
Once immediate COVID-19 impact has subsided, COVID-19 Rebuild Grants will become available beginning June 1, 2020, to assist impacted organizations as they recover and resume normal operations in caring for owned and/or shelter pets. This grant can be used to fund medications, supplies, equipment, or provide support for additional medical teams.
 
Circle for Justice Innovations: Strategic Opportunities Support Rapid Response Fund
Deadline: Rolling basis
Amount: $2,500 to $5,000
Eligibility: 501c3 organizations
The Strategic Opportunities Support (SOS) Rapid Response Fund has always provided flexible and immediate funding to organizations responding to changing political landscapes and working to build collective power at critical junctures. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 currently support organizing that responds to opportunities or dangers affecting the health, safety, or human rights of incarcerated and directly impacted people based on COVID-19 policies or practices.
 
Bloomberg Philanthropies: Coronavirus Local Response Initiative
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: All U.S. Cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched the Coronavirus Local Response Initiative to help American mayors respond to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus. Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with partners to identify the needs and lessons learned from cities experiencing the outbreak in real-time, which can then be shared with additional cities eager to get ahead of the virus' spread. With public health expertise from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the network will provide mayors with the most up-to-date information on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and help them understand and act on the most relevant and accurate information available. Mayors will convene virtually and receive coaching on crisis leadership and crisis communications.
 
Kern Community Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $5,000 to $30,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits and government agencies in Kern County
Grants of up to $30,000 to California nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to help local residents who are affected by COVID-19/Coronavirus. Funding is intended for operating support to address the immediate and longer-term needs of vulnerable residents who are impacted by the health crisis.
 
No Kid Hungry
Deadline: Ongoing
NOTE: * Due to the overwhelming interest in grant support and limited funding availability, unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept Grant Inquiries at this time.
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Local school districts and nonprofits
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and local school districts to provide healthy food to children during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding is intended to assist low-income families that normally rely on school meal programs to supplement their children's nutrition.
 
San Francisco Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $3,000 to $25,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits located in the five-county Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo.
Grants of up to $25,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for services that benefit local residents and communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is intended for programs and activities within the focus areas of racial bias, worker protection, homelessness and renter protection, and housing and food security.
 
School-Based Healthcare Solutions Network
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Up to $200,000
Eligibility: Local education agency, charter school, charter school management company, private school. See the website for further eligibility requirements.
Funding is intended to ensure children receive mental health services despite school closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) This program will support long-distance mental health services through telecommunication technologies. SBHSN is accepting applications to implement Telehealth mental health program services for children impacted by short and long-term school closures. Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. The purpose of this program is to promote a collaborative and integrated approach amongst the education and healthcare community to ensure students succeed academically, socially, and emotionally while confined to home learning mandates during the nation’s current national emergency. Funding will initially support the coordination of behavioral health services utilizing Telehealth technology by licensed mental health professionals who will also coordinate academic-support activities in collaboration with school district designated program personnel. Once schools reopen, the funding will support the placement of a mental health professional on school campuses.
 
Charitable Ventures
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: - Community Clinic Grants: Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $25,000
- Emergency Grants to Individuals: Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $12,000
- Emergency Grants for Nonprofits: Grant amounts will range from $25,000 to $50,000
Eligibility: nonprofit organizations, community clinics, and community-based organizations in Orange County
Funding is intended to support vulnerable communities that have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Eligible organizations are those providing services to Orange County residents.
The OC Community Resilience Fund will provide three types of grants to community providers:
  • Funding to support community clinic operations for the purpose of providing preventative and medical services to those affected by COVID-19.
  • Funding to support emergency grants to individuals affected by COVID-19 due to quarantine, business closures and/or lay-offs, school or other community program closures, and/or lay-offs.
  • Funding to support community-based organization operations for nonprofits serving vulnerable populations and who can present a clear case of direct impact due to the medical or economic effects impact of the pandemic. Support may also be given to nonprofits who have seen detrimental impacts on their fiscal and administrative operation as a result of a loss of revenue, fundraising, or staffing.
Nonprofits seeking funding must be able to demonstrate their capacity to serve Orange County’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.
 
Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $2,500 to $10,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits in Sacramento Region: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties
Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to address urgent needs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to help organizations provide direct assistance and basic needs to vulnerable populations. Grant funds may also be used for organizational support needs due to increased demand, lost revenue, and other acute challenges due to coronavirus.
 
The San Diego Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Nonprofits serving low-income or low-wage populations in San Diego County
Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to support local communities impacted by the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences. Funding is intended for programs within the focus areas of food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, rent and utility payment support, and interest-free loans for nonprofit organizations. 
  
ASPCA
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $25,000 to $50,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits and government agencies
Grants are to assist animal welfare organizations impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for operating and program expenses of organizations facing difficulties due to the crisis.
Funding may be requested for general operating expenses to mitigate crisis-related reductions in revenue (from programs, fundraising or other sources) or for program expenses to support new programs or modifications to existing programs to address the impact of COVID-19 on the organization and/or community.
 
Sempra Energy Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: $500 to $50,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits in California, Texas or Louisiana where Sempra operates
Grants of up to $50,000 to California, Texas, and Louisiana nonprofit organizations serving people and families in eligible regions that have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Funding is intended for the health, education, welfare, and social services needs of individuals and families significantly affected by the virus. Organizations must provide services in the areas of the U.S. where Sempra Energy and its family of companies operate.
This could include:
  • Support for an increase in the volume of services being provided to clients as a result of the pandemic (e.g., meals for homebound seniors; meals or other supplies for those who are sheltering in place due to age or medical conditions; medical or other necessary supplies for those servicing increasing volumes of sick people, etc.);
  • Support for unexpected expenses associated with fulfilling these services (e.g., the hiring of additional workers or drivers; the increased purchasing of meal ingredients or necessary medical supplies); and/or
  • Support to help sustain basic operations and services to people and families impacted by COVID-19 amid the pandemic-related cancellation of major fundraisers that would have otherwise sustained operations.
 
United Way of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Foundation and Hutton Parker Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Up to $25,000
Eligibility: Nonprofits and individuals in Santa Barbara County
Grants to California nonprofit organizations and individuals ineligible locations for support due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Funding is intended to provide assistance to individuals and families, as well as to organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the current health crisis.
 
El Dorado Community Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Amount: Not specified
Eligibility: Nonprofits and agencies located in Western Slope of El Dorado County
Grants to California nonprofit organizations, agencies, and individuals ineligible locations to address basic human needs resulting from the COVID-19/Coronavirus health crisis. Funding is intended to support basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, and clothing, which are a direct result of sheltering in place or the inability to work or receive pay due to the pandemic. Financial assistance is available to residents on the western slope of El Dorado County. Grants will support food delivery, emergency assistance, essential needs, child support, older adult services, and more.
 
 
U.S. Department of Labor: National Dislocated Worker Grants Program Guidance
Deadline: Continuous
Amount: $150,000 to $25 million
Match: No
Eligibility: Eligibility varies depending upon the type of National Dislocated Worker Grant requested. See guidelines for details.
The Department funds two types of DWGs: Disaster Recovery and Employment Recovery. Disaster Recovery DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts when an area impacted by an emergency or major disaster is declared eligible for public assistance FEMA or is declared as an emergency or disaster of national significance. Employment Recovery DWGs temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers and to meet the increased demand for employment and training services following a qualifying event. 
Frequently Asked Questions WebSeries
California Consulting has an ongoing series that answers our Frequently Asked Questions. We hope these short videos will educate and entertain. Our project managers deliver quick and concise information that is designed to help you understand the grant writing world.

In this episode, Project Manager, David Marquez, answers if every grant has reporting requirements.
Featured Municipal Grants
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Amount: Up to $6 million

Match: Yes - 50%

Eligibility: Cities, counties, tribal governments, JPAs, park districts, special districts with authority to acquire, operate and maintain public park and recreation areas


Project must be acquisition or development, combination projects are not eligible. Development of recreation features must be for outdoor recreation, not indoor recreation. See list of recreation features in application guide.
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Regional Parks Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: January 20, 2022 (Extended from November 5, 2021)

Amount: $23,125,000 for entire program. Funding is currently not available.

Eligibility: Counties, regional park districts, JPA’s and nonprofit organizations


Eligible Projects:
1.     Acquisition for new or enhanced public access and use
2.     Development to create or renovate:
o  Trails, with preference given to multiuse trails over single-use trails
o  Regional sports complexes
o  Visitor and interpretive facilities
o  Other types of recreation and support facilities in regional parks
US Department of Transportation Railroad Administration: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program
 
Deadline: November 29, 2021
 
Funding Available for Award: $361,978,796
  • $359,737,500 in FY 2021 CRISI funding
  • $2,241,296 in FY 2021 and FY 2019 Non-CRISI funding:
  •  
  • $2,034,296 for Railroad Trespassing Enforcement grants – for projects for law enforcement strategies for reducing trespassing, and
  • $207,000 for Railroad Trespassing Suicide Prevention grants – for the implementation of railroad trespassing suicide prevention programs.
 
Eligibility: State; Group of States; Interstate Compact; Public agency or publicly chartered authority established by one or more States; Political subdivision of a State; Amtrak or another rail carrier that provides intercity rail passenger transportation; Class II railroad or Class III railroad or a holding company of Class II or Class III railroad; Any rail carrier or rail equipment manufacturer in partnership with at least one of the entities described in (1) through (5); Transportation Research Board together with any entity with which it contracts in the development of rail-related research, including cooperative research programs;
University transportation center engaged in rail-related research; or Non-profit labor organization representing a class or craft of employees of rail carriers or rail carrier contractors.
 
  
Featured Educational Grants
 
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES): Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Deadline: Continuous (application has been changed to a rolling deadline)

Amount: Project maximum is unspecified. $150,000 for a single jurisdiction plan, $250,000 for a multi-jurisdiction plan.

Match: Generally, HMA funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible activity costs. The
remaining 25% of eligible activity costs are derived from non-Federal sources

Eligibility: States, local communities, and tribal governments

CA Department of Parks and Recreation Regional Park Program

Deadline: January 20, 2021

Amount: total amount available for all projects $23 Million

Eligibility: Counties, Regional Park Districts, Regional Open Space Districts, JPA, Nonprofit organizations

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29940

The Regional Park Program will create, expand, or improve regional parks and regional park facilities. This program is funded by Proposition 68 (2018 Bond Act) which is found in Public Resources Code §80065(a). 
California Humanities: California Documentary Project Grants

Deadline: March 1, 2022 (Application opens January 15, 2022)
Amount: Up to $10,000 for R&D grants; Up to $15,000 for NextGen grants; Up to $50,000 for production
grants
Eligibility: Nonprofits, arts councils, schools, universities, or libraries
This is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. Funding is available in three categories.
CalSHAPE Grants 


California Energy Commission: California Schools Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) Ventilation Program

Deadline: January 31, 2022

Amount: Varies based on the project. See guidelines for details.

Eligibility: School districts, county boards of education, county superintendents of schools


The program authorizes funding to local educational agencies for assessing, maintaining, and repairing or upgrading school ventilation systems to ensure that systems meet certain classroom ventilation requirements.


 

Deadline: December 31, 2021, at 5:00 PM

Amount: See guidelines

Eligibility: School districts, county boards of education, county superintendents of schools, Direct elementary and secondary level instructional services provided by the state


CalSHAPE Plumbing Program provides funding to replace noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that fail to meet water efficiency standards.
Team Member Spotlight:
Director of Communications, Shasta Bell
California Consulting is pleased to spotlight our Director of Communications, Shasta Bell.

Shasta Bell is California Consulting’s Director of Communications. She is responsible for developing communication strategies. This includes writing publications, web marketing, website management, creating content, and managing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, media outreach as well as coordinating conferences, webinars, and managing inter-company communications. Shasta also manages executive office administration.

Formerly the Executive Assistant to the President of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Arts (SAG-AFTRA), she has highly valued union knowledge as she participated in all aspects of union life, including quality analysis, member satisfaction, and merger assistance.

Prior to SAG-AFTRA Shasta assisted the President/ CEO of GameWorks where she received hands-on knowledge of the Family Entertainment Center business.

When Shasta is not helping California Consulting she enjoys a plethora of passions including, acting, singing-songwriting, painting, writing, and has recently picked up gardening.

Shasta's motto is "Cherish each moment; be in the now"
New Clients
California Consulting is honored that the New Genesis Housing Development, City of Bishop, the Housing Authority of Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Education District, and the State Center Community College District have asked us to provide grant writing services. We look forward to our strategic partnership to secure funding for their vision.
Renewals
California Consulting is honored that The City of Baldwin Park and Woodlake Unified School District have renewed their contract. Thank you for your continued confidence in our services.
Contact our Representatives in Your Area
Ventura County
Ventura County cities, school districts, special districts, and nonprofits are encouraged to contact Senior Consultant, Francine Castanon, for assistance with information about upcoming grants.

Please contact Francine at Francine@californiaconsulting.org.
Bay Area/ Northern California
Bay Area and Northern California cities, school districts, special districts, and nonprofits are encouraged to contact Senior Consultant, Stephen Sanger, for assistance with information about upcoming grants your entity may be eligible for.

Please contact Stephen at Stephen@californiaconsulting.org or 510-866-6454.
Kern County
Kern County cities, school districts, special districts, and nonprofits are encouraged to contact Senior Consultant, Matthew Park, for assistance with information regarding upcoming grants.

Please contact Matthew at Matthew@californiaconsulting.org