California Consulting LLC: "Putting Clients First"
City of Baldwin Park Unanimously Approves California Consulting Contract
January 18, 2017- Baldwin Park CA- The City of Baldwin Park Council unanimously agreed to renew their grants services contract with California Consulting, LLC. This great news is coming off the heels of the City recently being awarded
the Los Angeles County Competitive Tree Planting - Department of Parks & Recreation for $200,000.
"We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the City of Baldwin Park. We appreciate the City putting its collective trust in California Consulting, both now and into the future," said Allison Richards, Senior Director.
Steve Samuelian and Fiona Ma Present at LA Chamber's Nonprofit Council
California Consulting, LLC
CEO, Steve Samuelian, presented at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Council with State Board Equalization Chairwoman, Fiona Ma. They discussed taxes, grants, and the future of nonprofits in California. T
he event was moderated by LA Chamber's Nonprofit Co-Chairs: Holly Choon Hyang Bachman, founder of nonprofit Mixed Roots and Regina Birdsell, President/CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management. Many nonprofits from Los Angeles County participated in the event.
California Consulting is pleased to announce that our client, Azusa Unified School District, was awarded their 2016 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance grant for $54,275. Congratulations to Azusa USD and the California Consulting grant writing team for writing the successful application!
California Consulting LLC is pleased to announce our client, William S. Hart Unified School District received the City of Santa Clarita Community Services & Arts Grant for $2,500. Congratulations to the outstanding William S. Hart staff and California Consulting grant writing team on the successful application!
California Consulting LLC has teamed up with elected officials across Southern California to host Grant Writing Workshops. Please see below for the upcoming workshops in your area.
City of Waterford Receives CPRS Award for Tuolomne River Parkway Project
January 2017, City of Waterford received recognition from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) for Excellence in Design - Park Planning for its Toulumne River Parkway. California Consulting was previously able to secure over $3 million in grant funding to help make this project a reality. Tristan Shamp, California Consulting's Statewide Grants Manager, stated "We are very pleased to see the City of Waterford earn statewide recognition for its Tuolumne River Parkway and hope this parkway will continue to serve local residents and promote environmental stewardship of the Tuolumne River for years to come."
This award recognizes excellence in design of completed park facilities intended for public use. The project may be either new construction or a rehabilitation project that demonstrates high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility and versatility.
CPRS award recognizes planning and development or significant rehabilitation of outdoor park and recreation spaces where the majority of the site does not contain buildings, structures or facilities and that result in higher levels of community use.
The City of Waterford will receive:
- Statewide recognition at the CPRS Conference & Expo, including:
- Highlight in the general session awards video
- Presentation, plaque and publicity photograph at the CPRS Annual Awards Banquet
- 'Award Winner' ribbon to wear
- Listed in the Best of the Best booklet
- Statewide recognition in the Spring issue of California Parks & Recreation and on the CPRS website, www.cprs.org
- Electronic Award of Excellence logo for agency promotional purposes
- CPRS representative available to re-present the Award at a local event (if requested)
- Sample press release for award recipient to distribute to local or regional media
Congratulations City of Waterford!
Welcome to the Team!
California Consulting welcomes the City of Blythe, Baldwin Park Unified School District, and the City of Carson as our newest clients. We look forward to working with you strategically to meet the needs of your communities.
Thank you for your renewal!
California Consulting is delighted that Orange County Waste & Recycling and
City of Baldwin Park have renewed their contract. Thank you for your continued confidence in our services!
ON THE GO
1/27/17 Assemblyman Mike Gipson was the special guest at the latest BizFed leadership roundtable. The meeting was held at Tesoro in Carson. California Consulting CEO and BizFed Executive Committee member,Steve Samuelian, introduced Assmblyman Gipson at the meeting. Gipson held a very productive and informative 90 minute public policy discussion with several business leaders from across L.A. County. We thank Assemblyman Gipson for participating in this worthwhile meeting and for his hard work on behalf of the State of California.
1/27/17- California Consulting Associate Sergio Sanchez doing a presentation regarding grant funding at the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) state conference in Monterey.
1/27/17- California Consulting Associate, Matthew Park, attended a reception for Ted Gaines hosted by Common Sense Consulting. The reception was located at The Petroleum Club in Bakersfield. Pictured is Matthew Park, Senator Ted Gains, and Russell Johnson, Common Sense Consulting.
1/26/17 California Consulting LLC Senior Associate for the Bay Area, Amiee Alden, and newly-elected Berkeley Councilmember,Sophie Hahn, at the League of California Cities East Bay Division dinner.
California Consulting LLC Statewide Senior Director, Allison Richards, and Dan, Rodriguez, California Consulting Associate- Southern California, attended the League of California Cities VIP New Elected Welcome Reception for the Inland Empire and Desert Mountain Divisions in Fontana, CA.
Steve was re-elected to the Board and as an Officer for Bizfed for the 2017-18 term. BizFed is the largest business organization in the United States.
1/23/17 - California Consulting's Director of Operations, Shari Herbold, attended the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Special District's Association (CSDA). The meeting was located at the Glen Annie Golf Club.
1/19/17- California Consulting Associate, Lee Neves attended the League of California Cities Sacramento Dinner NMCA at DeVere's Irish Pub. California Consulting is a proud sponsor of League of California Cities.
California Consulting, LLC
CEO, Steve Samuelian, Talking taxes, grants, and the future of nonprofits in California on a panel with
State Board of Equalization Chairwoman.
The event was moderated by LA Chamber's NonProfit Co-Chairs: Holly Choon Hyang Bachman, founder of nonprofit Mixed Roots and Regina Birdsell, President/CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management.
nia Consulting, LLC Sr. Director, Allison Richards attended the elegant League of California Cities, San Diego chapter's reception for newly elected public officials in the county.
held at the City of Vista's state of the art Civic Center. We are proud to be a League Parnter for the League of California Cities!
L to R: League of California Cities Representative Catherine Hill (LOCC), Allison Richards (California Consulting Sr. Director), Patrick Johnson (City of Vista, City Manager) and Teresa Acosta (Madaffer Enterprises). We congratulate Catherine Hill and the San Diego Division for the great work supporting cities!
1/12/17- California Consulting LLC Senior Associate Inland Empire, Greg Pettis, attended the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division Membership Meeting.
San Diego CA- California Consulting Statewide Senior Director, Allison Richards, presented at the California Purchasers HealthCare Coalition (CPHCC),
1/5/17 -California Consulting Associate, Dan Rodriguez, attended the League of California Cities Los Angeles Division General Membership meeting.
Team Member Spotlight: Tristan Shamp
California Consulting is pleased to spotlight
Tristan has been with California Consulting since 2009
serving both as a project manager and as the firm's
Statewide Grants Manager. In this position, he oversees
the statewide operations of the company's grant writing program
including grant writer support, grant writing quality control, and
grant research among other items, in addition to some client
retention activities and business development.
Tristan comes from an extensive background in academics and
project management. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University
of California, Los Angeles in 2005, and a Master of Arts degree in History at California State
University Fresno in 2009. Tristan has taught credited courses at CSU Fresno, been a
supplemental instructor at Fresno City College, and coordinated various academic programs
with local education agencies while working for a Fresno-based private tutoring firm.
He completed the Grant Writing & Management Program through CSU Fresno in October 2010
and holds a professional certification in grant writing and program management.
US Department of Justice: Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction
Program (Project Safe Neighborhoods) FY 2017 Competitive Grant
Deadline: March 28, 2017
Amount: 12 awards of up to $200,000-$500,000 each
Match: This solicitation does not require a match.
Eligibility: PSN team fiscal agents for the United States Attorney
Office districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
All fiscal agents must be certified by the relevant U.S. Attorney's Office
(USAO). Eligible USAO-certified fiscal agents include states, units of local
government, educational institutions, faith-based and other community
organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and federally recognized
Indian tribal governments.
BJA's "Smart Suite" of programs invests in the development of practitioner-
researcher partnerships that use data, evidence, and innovation to create
strategies and interventions that are effective and economical. This data-
driven approach enables jurisdictions to understand the full nature and
extent of the crime challenges they are facing and to direct resources to
the highest priorities. The Smart Suite of programs, which includes Project
Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), represents a strategic approach that brings
more "science" into crimina
l justice operations by leveraging innovative
applications of analysis, technology, and evidence-based practices with the
goal of improving performance and effectiveness while containing costs.
PSN is designed to create safer neighborhoods through a sustained reduction
in gang violence and gun crime. The program's effectiveness is based on
the cooperation and partnerships of local, state, and federal agencies engaged
in a unified approach led by the U.S. Attorney (USA) in each district. The USA
is responsible for establishing a collaborative PSN team of federal, state, and
local law enforcement and other community members to implement gang violence
and gun crime enforcement, intervention, outreach, and prevention initiatives
within the district. Through the PSN team, the USA will implement the five design
features of PSN-partnerships, strategic planning, training, outreach, and accountability-
to address specific gun crime and gang violence, in the most violent neighborhoods.
Details on the five design features (also referred to as core elements)
can be found on pages 5-7.
Sierra Pacific Foundation Grant
Deadline: Annually on February 28
Amount: $100 - $50,000 Match: None
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations
The Sierra Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of organizations that serve
communities where Sierra Pacific Industries operates facilities, primarily in Northern
California and Washington. Funding is provided for academic and community
programs, particularly those that benefit children. Specific areas of interest include:
* K-12 and higher education; * libraries; * museums; * civic affairs; * arts and culture;
* parks and recreation; * youth sports; * health and social services; and, * public safety,
including drug and alcohol prevention. Types of support include general operating and
project support. Educational scholarships are also given to dependent children of
company employees. Contribution request forms may be obtained from the nearest
Sierra Pacific Industries office or by contacting the Foundation.
Economic Development Administration (EDA): FY2016 Public Works and
Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Programs
Deadline: Continuous until new solicitation published
Amount: $100,000 - $3,000,000
Match: 50% of project cost
Eligibility: Cities; Counties; 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Public and State controlled institutions
of higher education; Native American tribal governments; Private institutions of higher
education; Special district governments
Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to
provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance,
and revolving loan fund projects under EDA's Public Works and EAA programs. Grants
and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing
regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that
advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed
communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support
economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically
distressed areas of the United States.
California Department of Housing &
Community Development (HCD):
2017 Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) Program
Deadline: February 21, 2017
Amount: The maximum loan per project is $10 million.
Eligibility: The Eligible Project Sponsor is the borrowing entity that HCD relies
for experience and capacity, and which
controls the project during
development and occupancy.
The purpose of the VHHP program is to provide funding for acquisition, construction,
rehabilitation and preservation of affordable multifamily housing for veterans and their
families to allow veterans to access and maintain housing stability. Funds must be
used to serve veterans and their families. VHHP funds will be provided as post-
construction permanent loans. All Program funds shall be used for the development
costs in CCR Section 7304 (a) and (b) and to refinance loans used to cover such costs.
Program assistance shall have an initial term of fifty-five years or longer to match the
period of affordability restrictions under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.
"Veteran" means any person who served in the active military, naval or air service of the
United States or as a member of the National guard who was called to and released from
active duty or active services for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days or was
discharged from service due to a service related disability. This includes veterans with other-
than-honorable discharges. At least 50 percent of the funds awarded shall serve veteran
households with extremely low-incomes. Of those units targeted to extremely low-income
veteran housing, 60 percent shall be supportive housing units.
State Water Resources Control Board: Proposition 1 Small Community
$260 Million allocated to program. Like CWSRF (see above) there
is no maximum funding or disbursement limits. Financing Term up to 30 years or the
useful life of the project. Interest Rate is ½ the most recent General Obligation (GO)
at time of funding approval.
Most cities, towns, districts, or other public bodies created under state law,
including state agencies
Section 79723 of Prop 1 allocates $260 million to the Clean Water State Revolving
Fund (CWSRF) Small Community Grant (SCG) Fund. The State Water Board has an
annual SCG appropriation of $8 million dollars, which is administered consistent with
the CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), and the CWSRF Policy. The Prop 1 funds will
supplement existing SCG authority. Eligible projects are similar to the CWSRF program
and include, but are not limited to:
1. Construction of publicly-owned treatment facilities: Wastewater treatment; Local sewers; Sewer interceptors; Water reclamation and distribution; Stormwater treatment; Combined sewers; Landfill leachate treatment
2. Implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) projects to address pollution associated with: Agriculture; Forestry; Urban Areas; Marinas; Hydromodification; Wetlands
California Department of Education (CDE): California Health Science Capacity
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Eligibility: Local educational agencies.
Grant funds may be used to either establish a new Health Science Pathway
Program or to enhance an existing Health Science Pathway Program.
Successful grantees will be expected to develop a standards-based curriculum,
to develop a coherent sequence of courses, and to provide health science content
and context inclusive of grades seven through twelve. Grant funds must not be used
to maintain existing programs. Districts must complete an application and submit all
required documents as described in the Request for Application. Applicants will be
awarded up to $30,000 to $60,000 in urban, suburban, and rural communities in
California. Final award determinations will be based on application quality, geographic
location, type of grant requested, and on additional funding received by the school for
the requested pathway program. Programs without significant additional funding will
California Department of Education (CDE): 2016-2017 School Nutrition
Deadline: Applications or other data may be submitted at any time during the
fiscal year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017)
Amount: Allocation. Agencies are reimbursed for the number and types of
meals or pints of milk served, per the student's household eligibility for free,
reduced-price, or paid meals or milk. There is $2,093,630,000 in federal funds
and $156,705,000 in state funds available.
Eligible Applicants: Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria:
Public and private nonprofit schools (including public
charter schools) are
eligible to participate. Also eligible are public and private,
residential child care institutions (e.g., group homes, juvenile halls,
Residential child care institutions and all for-profit schools and agencies
eligible for the Seamless Summer Feeding Option or the State Meal Program.
No for-profit schools or agencies are eligible for federal or California state School
Nutrition Programs funding.
Funding supports five school meal and milk programs
to assist schools, districts,
and other nonprofit agencies in providing nutritious meals and milk to children at
reasonable prices or free to qualified applicants. The five programs are the National
School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Seamless Summer
Feeding Option (SSFO), Special Milk Program (SMP), and State Meal Programs (STMP)
Major League Baseball Foundation: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1)
Amount: $40,000 average award size
Match: 50% or more of total project cost
Eligibility: Tax exempt organizations including
municipalities, school districts,
and 501(c)(3) nonprofits
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball
and the Major League Baseball Players Association designed to promote and
enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball around the world
by funding programs, fields, coaches' training, uniforms, and equipment. Grants are
intended to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake
a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth
baseball or softball programs. The Baseball Tomorrow Fund supports projects
that meet the following evaluation criteria: increase the number of youth participating
in baseball and softball programs; improve the quality of youth baseball and
Amount: $10,000 - $100,000
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in California and primarily the
five-county greater Los Angeles region
The Annenberg Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the
five-county greater Los Angeles region of California. The Foundation provides
grants in the following programmatic areas: education; arts, culture, and humanities;
the environment; military veterans; civic and community; health and wellness; and,
animal welfare. Equal consideration is given to applications for awards for general
operations or program support.