Volume 50| February 2020
The California Consulting Community
California Consulting In Your Community
California Consulting, Inc. Joins MMASC as
Sponsor for 2020
California Consulting Inc. is proud to announce our sponsorship of MMASC for 2020. MMASC is one of the oldest and the largest associations of its kind in the nation and is recognized by both the International City / County Management Association (ICMA) and the League of California Cities. The organization's more than 800 members represent local governments serving an estimated 22 million residents. California Consulting Inc Director of Communications, Shasta Bell, stated " California Consulting INC is thrilled to partner with MMASC."

Izzy Murguia, MMASC President, welcomed CC Inc by stating "MMASC is excited to be partnering with California Consulting, Inc. in 2020! California Consulting's support demonstrates its commitment to MMASC as a strong supporter of local government. As the premier grant writing firm in California and with its extensive experience in the public policy arena, California Consulting's partnership will bring tremendous benefits to our programming and member services. Without the support of partners like California Consulting, MMASC could not successfully carry out its mission of connecting local government professionals and enriching their skills."
California Consulting Client, City of Manteca, Receives $350,000 for the Cal Recycle Rubberized Pavement Grant
CC congratulates the City of Manteca (a CC client) for receiving the CalRecycle Rubberized Pavement Grant in the amount of $350,000.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of The City of Manteca's leadership to protect and promote the quality of life for its residents.

It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager, Sigfrido Rivera, who ensured a successful grant application.

Thank you, Sig, and congratulations Manteca!
City of Lynwood (a CC Client) Receives $80,000 for the LRSP Grant
CC congratulates the City of Lynwood (a CC client) for receiving the LRSP grant in the amount of $80,000.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of The City of Lynwood's leadership to protect and promote the quality of life for its residents.

It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager, Karen Simpson, who ensured a successful grant application.

Thank you, Karen, and congratulations Lynwood!
City of Carson (a CC Client) Receives $72,000 for the LRSP Grant
CC congratulates the City of Carson (a CC client) for receiving the Local Road Safety Program (LRSP)Grant in the amount of $72,000 from the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Association.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of The Cities leadership to protect and promote the quality of life for its residents.

It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager Diana Dinerman who ensured a successful grant application.

Thank you, Diana, and congratulations City of Carson!
California Consuliting CEO Steve Samuelian Receives the BizFed 2019 Ambassador of the Year Award
California Consulting congratulates our company CEO Steve Samuelian for receiving the 2019 Ambassador of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Business Federation. (Bizfed). Steve has been on the Board and the Executive Committee for many years.

BizFed is one of the largest business associations in the United States and is a grassroots alliance of 180 diverse business groups mobilizing 400,000 employers.
The Governor's Office Released the Following Information
Governor Newsom Previews $1 Billion in Budget Proposal to Jump-Start New Homeless Fund and Provide Behavioral Health Services, Signs Order to Accelerate State Action to Fight Homelessness

Published: Jan 08, 2020

Governor announces the creation of new California Access to Housing and Services Fund in executive order, previews his 2020-21 Governor’s Budget with more than $1 billion to fight homelessness, including $750 million for this new Fund, and a major new investment to reform Medi-Cal so that health providers transform health care to deliver integrated physical and behavioral health.

Executive order  requires state agencies to take urgent and immediate action by January 31, 2020 to make available state properties and facilities to rapidly increase housing and shelter options

Immediately makes available a supply of 100 camp trailers that can be used as temporary housing – coupled with mobile health and social services clinics – to be deployed across the state to communities in need, and makes available state crisis response teams to assist local communities in utilizing state resources to aid in local efforts

Executive order requires the state and local governments to develop accountability metrics and publicly release updates on progress toward measurable goals regarding moving people out of dangerous encampments and into more healthy, stable housing situations.

Governor also announces that the state made the full $650 million in emergency homelessness aid available to cities and counties from the 2019-20 State Budget.

Please view the full article here: http://ow.ly/k2Ya50y85lL
Department of Justice Released the Reminder Below:

As a reminder, the following COPS Office 2020 grant funding opportunities are currently open and accepting applications:
Please visit the COPS Office website grants page or contact the COPS Office Response Center at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov for more information.
California Consulting Welcomes Angelica Tellechea as our Associate for Northern California
California Consulting welcomes Angelica Tellechea as an Associate for Northern California. Angelica will provide business development and represent California Consulting at events in both the Bay Area and Sacramento. As our State Capitol representative, Angelica will be working with state officials and state agencies on grant writing related matters.
Angelica Tellechea was born in the Imperial Valley and was raised in the border town of Calexico California. Since leaving her hometown of Calexico, Angelica has followed her passion for bringing communities together through strategic development, outreach and partnerships through various spectrums that include: education, large scale projects in construction and engineering, tech, and politics.
Her unconventional work style, keen sense for establishing relationships, and unique lens for strategic development allows her to work with the best in California. Her professional and political network includes the top stakeholders in State, Federal and professional sectors. 
Angelica received a BA in Spanish Literature from California State University Sacramento and an MA in Professional Studies with an emphasis in Contracts and Intellectual Property from the George Washington University. She is currently working in the EdD program, Leadership and Administration in Education, from NorthCentral University.
Ms. Tellechea worked in the bay area for several years where she has worked with bay area school districts. Angelica currently lives in Sacramento and is fluent in Spanish.
Client Spotlight:
Woodlake Unified School District
"Inspiring Excellence. Transforming Lives." is the motto of Woodlake Unified School District. The District is located in a small rural and agricultural community, but don’t let the small town vibes fool you. Woodlake USD is striving to provide the best in academia for their students.
Dr. Laura Gonzalez, Interim Superintendent, has a clear vision for the future of the district and stated:  “Through a partnership with our parents and community, it is my commitment that we provide educational experiences that address our students social, emotional and academic learning so that they can reach their highest potential. The entire Woodlake Unified team cares about ensuring a safe environment in which our students thrive. We work to promote long-term flourishing students who are independent, responsible, resilient citizens, empowered to compete in an ever-changing global society. Through our continued partnership, our students will be prepared to achieve more.”
California Consulting is honored to have joined the “vision team” in 2019 with the Director of Communications, Shasta Bell, affiming "California Consulting is proud to provide grant writing for the district."
Team Member Spotlight
Sigfrido Rivera, Project Manager

California Consulting is pleased to recognize Sigfrido Rivera in the February newsletter. Sigfrido brings to California Consulting 30 years of experience in grant writing, grant program administration, urban planning, land acquisition, airport land use compatibility, and public outreach at the municipal level.

To find out more about Sigfrido please visit the following link:

Municipal Grant Opportunties
California Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Application Window Opens: February 14, 2020

Deadline : April 15, 2020

Amount: Up to $3.5 million

Match: For planning activities, the required cash match amount may be up to 25 percent of the amount of the planning grant requested in the application. Technical assistance activities do not require a cash match.

Eligibility:  Non-entitlement jurisdictions [cities with populations under 50,000 and counties with populations under 200,000 in unincorporated areas that do not participate in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CDBG entitlement program]; non-federally recognized Native American communities; and, Colonia as defined by the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990.

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Amount: Max $125,000 per officer position

Match: 25%

Eligibility: Open to all state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority.

Approximately $400 million in funding is available for FY 2020 CHP. CHP provides funding to hire and re-hire entry level career law enforcement officers in order to preserve jobs, increase community policing capacities and support crime prevention efforts. Funding under this program may be used to do the following:
·       Hire new officers
·       Rehire officers (laid off as a result of budget reductions)
·       Rehire officers (at the time of application, currently scheduled to be laid off as a result of budget reductions)

Educational Grant Opportunties
U.S. Department of Justice: FY 2019 STOP School Violence Grant Program
Deadline: March 3, 2020
Amount: up to $500,000 each for Purpose Area 1, training, and up to $750,000 each for Purpose Area 2, threat assessment and/or intervention teams
Match: No
Eligibility: School districts, cities, individual schools, police departments, sheriff departments, mental health service providers, health departments, federally recognized Indian tribes, nonprofit entities and private schools
The FY 2019 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. The program's objective is to increase school safety by implementing training and school threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant's geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.
New Clients and Renewals
California Consulting is honored to welcome Alhambra Unified School District, Farmersville Unified School District, Lamont Elementary School District, and Taft College as our newest clients. We are excited for the opportunity to help turn their vision into their legacy.
Thank You
CC is honored that South Whittier School District has decided to renew their contract. Thank you for your continued confidence in our services. We look forward to continuing our partnership to help the district transform their vision into their legacy.
On the Go
1/31/20- California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian and Project Manager Adele Hsu, attended the LOCC OC Division Meeting held at the beautiful Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda CA.
1/30/20- California Consulting Northern California Associate, Angelica Tellechea, attended the League of Califonria Cities East Bay Division Membership Event. She is pictured with Trustee Mark Salinas, Hayward School District.
1/28/20- California Consulting's Managment Team met to discuss operations and strategize next steps.
1/28/20- California Consulting Project Manager Jaimie Lewis met with client The Dream Center to discuss grants and strategize next steps.
1/23/20- California Consulting Project Manager Adele Hsu attended the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) Orange County Chapter membership meeting. California Consulting is a proud sponsor of MMASC
1/13/20- California Consulting, Inc Statewide Senior Director Mary Galvanat the League of California Cities - Riverside County dinner. California Consulting is proud to provide grant writing services for several cities in Riverside County. Great job Erin Sasse Harris for organizing another fantastic event! League of California Cities #GrantWriting
1/10/20- California Consultin g, Inc  Project Manager Dr. Julie High and CEO Steve Samuelian metwith Westminster School District for our monthly grant check in meeting. California Consulting is proud to provide grant writing and grant administration services to Westminster School District.
1/09/20 -California Consulting, Inc Statewide Senior Director Mary Galvan and CEO Steve Samuelian attended the Los Angeles County Division, League of California Cities dinner located at the USC Hotel. Congratulations to League President and Bellflower Mayor  Juan Garza City of Bellflower Councilman  and League Vice-President and Downey  Mayor Blanca Pacheco City of Downey  for doing an excellent job this evening. We provide grant writing for many cities across L.A. County. 
1/06/20- California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian had a great meeting with the Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development GO-BIZ  Lenny Mendonca . Lenny and his team are working hard for all Californians across our State. We look forward to further collaboration and discussions about providing funding for California cities and others agencies.

California Consulting Inc Statewide Senior Director attended the MMASC Inland Empire Region Membership Meeting in Corona.