California Consulting Community Newsletter

Edition 99 * March 2024

Merced Irrigation District Receives $400,000 in CA Department of Boating Waterways: Boat Launch Facility-Motorized Planning Grant

California Consulting is celebrating a significant win as we helped secure $400,000 from the California Department of Boating and Waterways to support the Merced Irrigation District (MID) Parks and Recreation Department. California Consulting Project Manager Cecily Harris spearheaded the effort.

With her expertise and dedication, Harris played a crucial role in crafting a winning proposal that highlighted the importance of improving boating infrastructure in the region. MID's exceptional and diligent team was outstanding, seamlessly integrating their exceptional vision to elevate the overall quality of the application.

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Oroville City Elementary School District receives

CDE - Learning Communities for School Success Program for $392,250

We are thrilled to announce that Oroville City Elementary School District (OCESD) has been selected to receive a $392,250 grant through the California Department of Education's Learning Communities for School Success Program. 

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Client Spotlight: Castro Valley Unified School District


Celebrating Castro Valley Unified School District's Grant Success


Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) shines brightly with an exceptional $2,430,033 in grant awards, showcasing a remarkable 498% return on investment.

Over a decade of collaboration between CVUSD and California Consulting (CC) Statewide Senior Project Manager, Dana Leusch, has resulted in significant funding for the district. This achievement highlights CVUSD's dedication to fostering educational excellence and optimizing available resources to benefit its students and community.

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California Consulting Celebrates Christine Stanley and $11 Million in Funding for Clients

In the realm of education, securing grants is pivotal for school districts striving to enhance their programs and services. Christine Stanley, a distinguished grant writer with California Consulting, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing $11 million in grants for four California school districts.

Christine's expertise and dedication have proven instrumental in navigating complex grant landscapes. Her successful proposals to esteemed programs such as the U.S. Department of Education's Full Service Community Schools Program and the California Department of Education's initiatives have brought substantial funding to Lemon Grove, Oroville, Los Nietos, and Wilsona school districts.

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Upcoming Virtual Grant Workshop

Upcoming In-Person Grant Workshop

California Consulting is deeply honored by the invitation from the Office of Congresswoman Barragan to present at the workshop regarding federal and state grant writing best practices at the upcoming Grant Workshop on March 27th in Long Beach, CA.

Kudos to Congresswoman Barragan for organizing this informative session on grants and for extending the invitation to California Consulting. Thank you, Congresswoman Barragan, for your dedication to empowering constituents!

Cal Cities City Managers Conference A Huge Success

California Consulting was delighted to connect with numerous city clients and local government leaders at the Cal Cities City Manager's Conference in Hollywood. Our team engaged with clients and leaders, thanks to Cal Cities for organizing this successful event! We take pride in providing grant writing services for many cities statewide. Represented by Karen Ann Nobrega-Herrera, Sammy D'Ambrosio, Clay Owens, Shant Samuelian, Jasmine Pan, and Steve Samuelian, we were proud sponsors of a reception attended by over 140 city managers and leaders. We extend gratitude to all sponsors, including Kosmont Companies, California City News, Nixon Peabody LLP, BBK, Parking Company of America, Shuster, Waste Management, SitelogiQ, and others. Congratulations to the League of California Cities for a wonderful success.

Granting Success with California Consulting Podcast Now Available

Get ready for a monthly dose of expert insights, interviews, and practical tips on grants with our new podcast! Subscribe now for valuable knowledge and success stories in the world of funding.

Episode #4- Granting Success: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program

Episode #3- Granting Success with CC- CAL Volunteers Grant

Episode #2 - Granting Success with CC - Dr. Juile High

Episode #1- Granting Success with CC- Project Manager Karen Leventhal

Grant Corner

5 Education Grants You Don't Want to Miss

Education Grants For Your District

Municipal Grants to Keep on Your Radar

Fire & Emergency Services

Coastal Waterways Grants

Police Grants

Park Grants

Public Works Grants

Municipal Grants:

US DOJ COPS: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Eligibility: All local, state, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies that have primary law enforcement authority 

Amount: There is approximately $9.8 million in funding available through the FY 2024 LEMHWA implementation projects. Each award is two years (24 months) in duration for a maximum of $200,000 per award.

Match: No match

Cal OES: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

Deadline: sub-applications are due June 10

Amount: Project max is unspecified. $150,000 for single jurisdiction plan, $250,000 for 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 DOT: Active Transportation Program

Due: June 17th, 2024

Amount: Unspecified

Match: No, but might be a match if applying to funds from MPO

Eligibility: Local, Regional or State Agencies - Caltrans - Transit Agencies - Natural Resources or Public Land Agencies - State or local park or forest agencies - State or local fish and game or wildlife agencies - Department of the Interior Land Management Agencies - U.S. Forest Service - Public Schools or School Districts - Tribal Governments - Private Nonprofit Organizations (Recreational Trails Program only) - Any other entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation or recreational trails


Education Grants:

CDE: College and Career Access Pathways Grant

Deadline: March 30th 2024

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies for 9, 10, 11, 12 Grade

To establish a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) dual enrollment partnership agreement that is consistent with the requirements of Section 76004 of the California Education Code and that gives students access to dual enrollment opportunities pursuant to the CCAP partnership agreement.


CA Dept of Education Funding: Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) Grant 2024-25

Deadline: May 29th, 2024

Amount: Up to $100,000

Match: No

Eligibility: The proposed SSP must be new to the identified school site(s) and will provide students with advanced instruction and training in high technology fields and in the performing arts in grades nine through twelve. All California public high schools, county offices of education, consortium of local educational agencies (LEAs), and direct-funded charter schools are eligible to apply.


California Consulting Associate Reverend Dwight Williams Community Accolades

We're excited to share remarkable news!

Our esteemed California Consulting Business Associate, Rev. Dwight Williams, received the Religious Freedom Day Proclamation for 2024 from The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in January!

Rev. Williams' commitment to promoting religious freedom and fostering inclusivity within our community is truly commendable. This recognition highlights his outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication to spreading compassion and understanding.

In another exciting development, Rev. Dwight Williams has been elected as the NEW Chairman of the San Joaquin County Commission on Aging by The San Joaquin County Commission on Aging!

His dedication to serving the community and advocating for the well-being of older adults is remarkable. As Chairman, he will continue to lead with passion and commitment, striving to enhance the lives of seniors throughout our county.

Join us in congratulating Rev. Dwight Williams on these prestigious accolades!

California Consulting Welcomes Nicolette Genovese as New Project Manager

We're excited to welcome Nicolette Genovese to our team as the newest grant writer. With her passion and expertise, Nicolette will play a crucial role in securing funding for our clients.

She is an experienced grant writer who has secured millions of dollars in funding for municipal clients and has worked across a wide range of issue areas including parks and recreation, public safety, and transportation.

The driving force behind her work is the desire to support the development of vibrant and equitable communities.

Welcome aboard, Nicolette! We look forward to achieving great things together.

Welcome New Clients

CC is excited to welcome the City of Watsonville, the Centinela Valley Union High School District, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, the City of San Gabriel, the San Gabriel Valley ROP, the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, the City of Santa Maria, and the City of Desert Hot Springs to the California Consulting Community for grant writing services. We look forward to strategically securing funding for your projects.

Celebrating Our Renewal Clients

CC is thrilled the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and City of Red Bluff have renewed their contract for grant writing services. We are looking forward to our continued collaboration strategically securing funding to enhance their communities.

California Consulting On the Move

Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP)

 Annual Awards Dinner and Celebration

Recently, Business Associate Derek Rojas attended the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and San Antonio Regional Hospital 2024 State of the Region Event. (L-R) Derek Rojas is with Riverside County Supervisor Karen Spiegel

Recently, Management Assistant Clay Owens attended the Inland Empire Economic Partnership and San Antonio Regional Hospital 2024 State of the Region Event. Pictured here (L-R) are Todd Rigbe, Councilman City of Eastvale and Clay Owens

Cal Cities Inland Empire & Riverside Division

First Joint Annual Meeting

Recently, California Consulting Senior Client Relations Associate Karen Herrera and Management Assistant Clay Owens attended the Cal Cities Inland Empire Division & Riverside County Division First Joint Annual Meeting. Pictured is CC's Senior Client Relations Associate Karen Herrera and Management Assistant Clay Owens.

American Public Works Association (APWA)Southern California Installation Dinner

Recently, Cal Consulting Senior Client Relations Associate Karen Herrera attended the American Public Works Association- Southern California Chapter event in Alhambra, CA. Karen is pictured with Carla Dillon, City of Lomita Public Works Director

Municipal Management of Southern California (MMASC) Region 1 Annual City Manager's Luncheon

Recently, Management Assistant Clay Owens attended the Municipal Management of Southern California (MMASC) Region 1 Annual City Manager's Luncheon: Coastal Connecting and Rising, Clayton Owens is pictured with the City Manager of Goleta, Ryan Kintz.

Cal Cities Orange County Division Meeting

Recently, CC Senior Client Relations Associate Karen Herrera attended the Cal Cities Orange County Division Meeting.

California Consulting in the News

Thank you to all of the media outlets that feature California Consulting in their publications.

Join Cal City News, Cal Consulting, and Kosmont Companies for a Dessert Social at the California City Managers Conference

Corning Union Elementary School District Receives Over $2 Million in CDE Bipartisan Safer Communities Act-Stronger Connections Grant |

Cal Consulting, OC Supervisor Doug Chaffee and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva Host Grant Writing Workshop | California County News

Cal Consulting Client Spotlight

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