Volume 45 | September 2019
The California Consulting Community
California Consulting In Your Community
Featured Grants
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2020-21

Deadline : September 30, 2020

NOTE This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) covers two application submittal periods: Proposals received before October 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), will be considered for FY 2020 funding, contingent on appropriations. Proposals received after October 3, 2019 4:00 p.m. MDT and before September 30, 2020, 4:00 p.m. MDT, will be considered for FY 2021 funding, contingent on appropriations.

Amount: Up to $1.5 million

Match: Yes

Eligibility: States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts or other organizations with water or power delivery authority.

The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing with Reclamation on projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; enable farmers to make additional on-farm improvements in the future, including improvements that may be eligible for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funding; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States.

CalTrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program (Competitive Grants)
Deadline: October 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Amount: Minimum $50,000 (for disadvantaged and/or rural communities); $100,000 for all others and maximum is $1 million

Match: Yes (see NOFO for details)

The following are eligible to apply as a primary applicant:
• MPOs with sub-applicants
• Transit Agencies;
• Cities and Counties;
• Native American Tribal Governments
• Other Public Transportation Planning Entities
The following are eligible to apply as a sub-applicant:
• Transit Agencies
• Universities and Community Colleges
• Native American Tribal Governments
• Cities and Counties
• Community-Based Organizations
• Non-Profit Organizations (501.C.3)
• Other Public Entities**

Funds local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning projects that further the region’s RTP SCS (where applicable), contribute to the State’s GHG reduction targets, and assist in achieving the Caltrans Mission and Grant Program Overarching Objectives. ($29.5 million) to encourage local and regional planning that furthers state goals, including, but not limited to, the goals and best practices cited in the Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines adopted by the California Transportation Commission.
Department of General Services Announcement

August 28, 2019
The Sixth Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) Filing Round is now open! 
The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the California Department of Education (CDE) have coordinated the deadlines for the sixth filing round for CTEFP applications. CTE Grant Applications are due to CDE’s  Career Technical Education Leadership Office  on or before Dec. 2, 2019. The Application for Career Technical Education Funding (Form SAB 50-10) is due to OPSC on or before April 6, 2020. 
For this round, CDE will be providing scores on a flow basis. In order to ensure that applicants can participate in the Priority Funding filing period, which takes place from May 13, 2020 through June 11, 2020, OPSC highly encourages all applicants with projects with a score of 105, or higher, to submit the Form SAB 50-10 immediately upon receipt of the CDE’s score letter for the project. *
OPSC Online  is available now for all applicants to complete the Form SAB 50-10. As soon as the score is known, it can then be entered into OPSC Online and the application can be electronically submitted to OPSC immediately.
If you have any questions regarding CTEFP funding, please email  OPSCCTEFP@dgs.ca.gov
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Success Corner
California Consulting is pleased to highlight the City of Tustin for receiving the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the amount of $1,500,000.     

California Consultng wrote this application and this project will be the outdoor cornerstone of the long planned mixed-use Tustin Legacy Center. 

Veterans Sports Park will bring open park space to Tustin’s community. The Veterans Sports Park will bring nearly 76,000 Tustin residents into range of a 30+ acre park. As the Veterans Sports Park is a new redevelopment of land previously used as a Naval base, it has been named Veterans Sports Park in honor of its previous owners and will include multiple physical commemorations potentially including plaques, statues, and historical items.

In sum, the Veterans Sports Park explicitly provides community space for healthy lifestyles with earmarked special use by disadvantaged communities and children, all the while preserving historic items of importance

Many congratulations to the City of Tustin!             
California Consulting Secures over $6.7 Million in Funding for City of Lynwood
City of Lynwood has been a client since February 2012. In that short amount of time California Consulting has written the following grant applications that have been awarded.
  Grand total of $6,785,689 which is a 2500% return on their investment!
Upcoming Events
Please click here to register for the Michelle Chambers Free Grant Workshop Please contact Andre Spicer, ASpicer@comptoncity.org , for any questions.
Please click here to register . Please contact Andre Spicer, ASpicer@comptoncity.org , for any questions.
Client Spotlight:
The City of Redwood City

California Consulting is pleased to spotlight our client, The City of Redwood City, the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula!

The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Redwood City is the third largest city in the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco.

The city's vibrant downtown, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience.

*information for this article was taken from www.redwoodcity.org/about-the-city
Team Member Spotlight
Lee Neves, Associate
California Consulting is pleased to highlight Lee Neves, an Associate for California Consulting. Lee is responsible for the Central Valley and will also serves as a representative for the Bay Area.

 A graduate of the University of the Pacific and the Mc George School of Law at the University of the Pacific, Lee has nearly 20 years’ experience in governmental affairs and community relations, including leadership positions with members of the State Senate, State Assembly and a Fortune500 company. 

 He is active in several volunteer organizations and activities here in Northern California , including Member- Board of Directors, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Chair, Governmental Relations Committee, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and for the last four years, playing Santa Claus for Central United Methodist Church.
Municipal and Educational Grant Opportunties
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): FY19 Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant

Deadline: September 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT

Amount : $1.4 million over 7 years

Match : No

Eligibility: Cities, counties, school districts, special districts

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities to conduct research and provide technical assistance to new, existing, and/or prospective EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantees. In addition to providing on-going technical assistance throughout the project period, the successful applicant will be responsible for developing an annual meeting to facilitate peer-to-peer networking and provide training to the EWDJT grantees.
U.S. Department of Commerce: FY 2019 EDA Disaster Supplemental

Deadline: Continuous

Amount: $587 million for entire program

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Special districts, counties, cities, nonprofits, states, institutions of higher education and tribal governments. Must be an area declared a major disaster by Presidential Declaration as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019.

EDA announces general policies and application procedures for the Disaster Supplemental NOFO. Subject to the availability of funds, this investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects, as appropriate, to address economic challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.) (Stafford Act) "as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Lane, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018, and tornadoes and floods occurring in calendar year 2019...".

To be competitive, applications must clearly incorporate principles for enhancing the resilience (as defined under Section A.4, below) of the relevant community/region or demonstrate the integration of resilience principles into the investment project itself. Resilience is an essential component of any strategy for mitigating the potential for future disaster-related losses and adverse economic impacts for communities. Therefore, inclusion of resilience principles in the project is a necessary step to improve the capacity of the region to recover more quickly from future disaster events. Applicants must include a narrative attachment as a part of their application materials, describing in detail the nexus between their proposed project scope of work and disaster recovery and resilience efforts. The strength of the nexus to the disaster is drawn from the consequences of the relevant disaster(s) and the intended project outcomes that fulfill the community’s specific post-disaster needs.
Welcome New Clients and Thank you Renewing Clients

California Consulting welcomes The City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, Merced County District Attorney's Office, and the Port of Hueneme Oxnard Harbor District as our newest clients! We look forward to collaborating with them to help tranform their vision into their legacy.
California Consulting is honored that Azusa Unified School District has decided to renew their contracts. Thank you for your continued confidence in our service.
On the Go

Matthew Park, CC Associate, met with client Kern High School District to discuss grant opportunities for the District

California Consulting Managment Team met this month to discuss strategies moving forward in order to finish off 2019 strong!
08/01/19- California Consulting attended the Los Angeles County Division LOCC Annual Officer Installation Dinner recently in Bellflower. California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian and Statewide Senior Director  Holly Choon Hyang Bachman  represented the company at the event. Congratulations incomingPresident  Juan  Garza.
08/20/19- California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian attended the BizFed Leadership Meeting where he was honored to host Vartan Djihanian the West Coast Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on August 20th. Vartan does exceptional work across the West Coast representing the U.S. Chamber.
08/24/19 - California Consulting Inc was honored to present at the Grant Writing Workshop this Saturday in Orange County. This workshop was hosted by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and O.C. Supervisor Doug Chaffee. California Consulting Director of Operations, Dan Rodriguez, and Statewide Senior Director, Holly Bachman, presented at the workshop and were thrilled that more than 150 community leaders attended and learned about grants. Thanks for your leadership in bringing grant opportunities to your constituents. Pictured L to R O.C Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Holly Bachman, and Dan Rodriguez
08/26/19- California Consulting, Inc Statewide Senior Director Holly Choon Hyang Bachman at the Special Districts Association San Bernardino County on August 26th in San Bernardino County. Our team is pleased to provide grant services to special district. Holly is pictured with Chris Palmer, CSDA Public Affairs Field Coordinator