Volume 49| January 2020
The California Consulting Community
California Consulting In Your Community
California Consulting Client, City of Patterson, Received the California Natural Resource Agency Urban Greening Round 3 Grant for Over $1.8 Million Dollars
California Consulting is pleased to announce our client City of Patterson, has been awarded the California Natural Resources Agency Urban Greening Award Round 3 grant in the amount of $1,808,145.

This award will help in funding the Patterson Urban Bicycle Trail Project at Salado Creek.

This is an incredible example of the City of Patterson's leadership to promote the quality of life for its residents. It's also a reflection of the dedication and hard work of CC Project Manager, Ilya Malinsky, who ensured a successful application.

Congratulations City of Patterson!!
CSBA Table Talks & California Consulting
California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian was invited by the California School Board Association (CSBA) for the second consecutive year to give the table talk presentation, How to Get theTop Grants to Help Your Districts Bottom Line.

He discussed how to identify the best grants for your school district, how to maximize your time in securing and managing them, and provide important tools and resources with tips to successfully research, identify and administer government grants.

The table talk was held at the CSBA annual conference held in December in San Diego, CA.

California School Board Association (CSBA) is the largest gathering of school board members and superintendents from all across California.
Client Spotlight:
City of Carson
California Consuliting is pleased to spotlight the City of Carson in our January 2020 newsletter. The City of Carson has worked closely with California Consulting in order to turn their vision into their legacy. Over the past 2.5 years Carson has enjoyed additional funding for $899,165 and a 749% return on their investment with the following awards:

Kaiser Permanente Foundation Community Benefit Grant Program – 2019 $7,500
Shell Community Fund $2,500
West Basin Sponsorship $5,000
Kaiser Permanente Foundation Community Benefit Grant Program - 2018 $7,500
MSRC Local Government Partnership Program $106,250
CalFire Urban Forest Management & Expansion $270,000
HCD Housing Related Parks Program (HRPP) $75,000
Kaiser Permanente Foundation Community Benefit Grant Program -2017 $7,500
CalRecycle Tire Derived Product Grant $150,000
Cal Fire Urban Forestry Improvement & Expansion $267,915

California Consulting is honored for the continued confidence in our servcies.
Team Member Spotlight
Ann Vermel, Senior Project Manager
Ann Vermel is California Consulting Senior Project Manager. Ann is is an executive coach and professional writer serving the Community Benefit sector. She has extensive experience in development and executive management of nonprofit organizations, with special emphasis on the arts, higher education and community service organizations.

Her background includes service as Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Artistic Administrator at the San Francisco Opera and Director of Development for the General Libraries at the University of California Berkeley, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for Menlo College and Director of Development for De Anza College. She was a founding officer of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and has served as a grants reader for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of Justice.

She has worked with a broad cross section of the Valley’s community service organizations.  As a development professional and consultant her leadership has raised more than $72 million for her clients. Ann has an AB from Barnard College and an MFA from California State University Fresno. She has a Certificate in Arts Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and is retired as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She is currently a fellow of Creating the Future. 
Municipal and Educational Grant Opportunties
CalTrans: Local Roadway Safety Plan (LRSP) and Systemic Safety Analysis Report Program (SSARP)

Deadline: First come First Served Basis – No deadline

Amount : Up to $72,000

Match : Minimum of 10%

Eligibility: Local agencies – i.e. County, RTPA, MPO

A total of $10 million from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) was set aside and exchanged for state funds to assist local agencies developing their safety plans. Each applicant may have up to $72,000 of state funds. The funds will be awarded to the applicants on a “first come first serve” basis. There is no application deadline. Caltrans will continue to accept applications as long as the funding is available. Safety plans can include evaluation and identification of dangerous traffic conditions (with frequent and/or severe collisions), mapping, traffic counts (any/all modes), countermeasure selection, and community engagement or other safety plan activities. In future rounds of HSIP funding, an LRSP or SSARP will be required.
California Department of Parks and Recreation: Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). 
Deadline: February 3, 2020 
Amount: Up to $6 million 
Match: MATCH is no less than 50% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST. In other words, MATCH can range from 50% to 99% of the TOTAL PROJECT COST. 
Eligibility: Cities, counties, Native American tribal governments, Joint Powers Authorities, Non-State agency recreation and Park districts and special districts with authority to acquire, operate, and maintain public park and recreation areas.
Projects must be acquisition or development. ACQUISITION must result in a NEW RECREATION OPPORTUNITY for the public within three years after the completion of the ACQUISITION. Only a phase that creates a fully useable recreational opportunity must be completed and open to the public within three years after the completion of the ACQUISITION. DEVELOPMENT of RECREATION FEATURES must be for outdoor recreation, not indoor recreation. 
New Clients and Renewals
California Consulting is honored to welcome the County of San Diego, El Dorado Union High School District, Corral Consulting (California League of Conservation Voters), San Mateo County Harbor District, Alhambra Education Foundation, and West Los Angeles College as our newest clients. We are excited for the opportunity to help turn their vision into their legacy.
Thank you
California Consulting, Inc  is pleased to announce we have been asked to continue our work with Central Union School District as the District's grant writing specialists. 
On the Go
12/18/19- California Consulting Inc. CEO, Steve Samuelian, Director of Operations Dan Rodriguez, and Director of Communications Shasta Bell attended the Annual Management Meeting on December 18th at City Club LA. It was a full day to discuss many agenda items including how better to serve our clients.
Recently,  California Consulting, Inc  Associate  Francine Castanon  attended the  Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC)  Ventura County Division Meeting. The meeting was held at the Camarillo Library. California Consulting is proud to serve as the largest grant writing company in the State.  #Grants
12/12/19- California Consulting Inc. CEO, Steve Samuelian and Project Manager Adel Hsu attended the OCBC Holiday Event at Andrei's in Irvine CA .Congratulations  Orange County Business Council  CEO Lucy Dunn and the entire team for a successful event!  California Consulting, Inc  Lucy Dunn Adelaide Hsu
12/11/19- California Consulting Inc. CEO, Steve Samuelian and Statewide Senior Director Mary Galvan attended the Los Angeles County Division, League of California Cities and the Contract Cities wonderful holiday reception at the California Club. The event was attended by 250+ local elected and appointed officials. California Consulting is proud to provide grant writing services for many cities in L.A. County. The program included welcoming comments from L.A. League Division President Juan Garza and Contract Cities President Sandra Armenta. California Consulting is pleased to serve as a "League Partner" of the League of California Cities. Congratulations to the organizers for hosting such a successful event. Mary Galvan 
California Consulting Inc Associate, Dr. Julie High, Met with CC Inc. client, Coachella Valley Unfied School District, to discuss grants and strategize next steps
12/8/19- . California Consulting, Inc  Statewide Senior Director  Mary Galvan  attended the  Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE)  30th annual gala dinner recently held in Downtown Los Angeles. HOPE has done wonderful work throughout the State. Mary has been active in HOPE and is now a Board Member of  Latinas Lead California .
Recently, California Consulting Inc. Statewide Senior Director, Mary Rosas, attended the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) San Gabriel Valley Event in The City of Bradbury.
12/4/19- California Consulting Inc. Director of Operations Dan Rodriquez attended the California School Board Association (CSBA) Annual Conference. Dan staffed the booth and met with numerous school districts at the conference.
California Consulting Inc. Project Manager, Jaimie Lewis, met with the CC Inc. Client, City of Gardena, to discuss grants and strategize next steps.
12/3/19- California Consulting Inc.CEO, Steve Samuelian, recently attended the League of California Cities Riverside County Division Membership Meeting. It was a very successful dinner. The event was attended by more than 200 Mayors, Councilmembers, City Managers and others. California Consulting, Inc is a proud "League Partner" of the League of California Cities to support their good work. California Consulting provides grant writing services to many cities in Riverside County.
California Consulting Bay Area Assoiciate, Stephen Sanger, attended the League of Califonria Cities East Bay Division Holiday Party.