September 2018

California Consulting LLC: "Putting Clients First"

"Grant programs have always been highly competitive. In the wake of the great recession, grants have become imperative for many organizations.

I have had the pleasure of working with California Consulting to help us submit professional quality grant applications.

Their customer service and highly individualized approach has helped us to secure multiple grants in recent years.

I highly recommend California Consulting for all your grant writing needs."

    - Michael W. McLaughlin, CFO Fire Chief
      Cosu mnes Fire Department

The City of Newman Receives Large Return on Investment

The City of Newman has been a client since June 2012. In that short amount of time California Consulting has written the following grant applications that have been awarded:
California Fire Foundation PG&E $13,000
CA State Parks Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) $153,000
USDOJ Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program $2,583
Sierra Health Foundation Responsive Grants Program $15,000
Tony Hawk Foundation Skate Park Grant $5,000
SJVAPCD Public Benefit New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grant $100,000
CalRecycle Tire Derived Product Grant $122,545
Cal Fire Urban & Community Forestry Green Trees for the Golden State Grant $32,038

Grand total of $443,166  which is a 158% return on their investment! 

California Consulting is honored to help transform the City of Newman Leadership's vison into their Legacy.

Grant Writing Workshop Hosted by Senator Joel Anderson and Mayor Steve Vaus a Huge Success

CEO, Steve Samuelian, was the guest speaker at a grant writing workshop in Poway CA that was hosted by Senator Joel Anderson and Mayor Steve Vaus. 
The workshop was a huge success with over 200 people in attendance.

Steve was presented with a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate by Senator Joel Anderson's District Director, Aaron Andrews. 

California Consulting is growing in San Diego County and is proud to provide grant writing services to several agencies in the San Diego region.

Thank you, Senator Joel Anderson, Mayor Steve Vaus, and the City of Poway, for a wonderful workshop!

Grant Awards: 

CC congratulates the Cty of Newman ( a CC client) for receiving the California Fire Foundation PG&E grant for $13,000. 

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of City of Newman'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, Diana Dinerman, who ensured a successful application. 

Thank you, Diana, and congratulations Newman!

Municipal Grant Opportunities: 

Education Grant Opportunities: 

New Clients:   
California Consulting is honored that the City of Taft, The City of Placentia, and the City of Laguna Nigel have asked us to provide grant writing services. We look forward to strategically working with them to help turn their vision into their legacy.


CC LLC is honored that the City of San Bernardino, Coachalla Valley Unified School District, and City of Murrieta have decided to renew their contract. Thank you for your continued confidence in our services. 


8/30/18- California Consulting Statewide Senior Director, Holly Bachman and CC Project Manager, Eduardo Vega, conducted a Grant Writing Overview at IEHP. There was about 25 people in attendance and was a huge success. Holly and Eduardo are pictured with   imberly Marones, Natalie Still, Doug Rowand, and Roger Uminski.

8/23/18- Holly Bachman, CC Statewide Senior Director, attended the League of California Cities Annual Installation Dinner for the Los Angeles County Division that took place at the Palos Verdes Golf Club at Palos Verdes Estates. CC is a proud sponsor of LOCC. Holly is pictured with Ali Taj from City of Artesia. 

8/17/18-  California Consulting Associate Derek Rojas attended the San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network Sacramento Update Luncheon on August 17th. Derek is pictured here with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio.

8/17/18-  California Consulting, Inc  CEO, Steve Samuelian, attended a special BizFed roundtable featuring Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo on August 17th at the Metro headquarters in Downtown L.A. The leadership policy meeting had more than 25 business and community leaders in attendance. BizFed Executive Committee Member and CC CEO, Steve Samuelian, gave opening remarks during the program. Steve is pictured with Assemblywoman Carrillo and the BizFed Leadership. 

8/9/18-  California Consulting Associate Derek Rojas attended the League of California Cities Inland Empire General Membership meeting on August 9th. Derek is pictured with Chino Mayor Pro Tem Tom Haughey and Chino Council Member Gary George. California Consulting is proud to provide grant writing services for many public entities throughout the Inland Empire.  California Consulting, Inc   League of California Cities - Inland Empire   League of California Cities  California Consulting is a proud League Partner.

 8/8/18- California Consulting, Inc  Associate  Francine Castanon  provided the Ventura County  California Special Districts Association  Chapter with an informative presentation on grant writing and funding opportunities for special districts. California Consulting is a proud member/sponsor of CSDA and is pleased to provide grant writing services for several special districts across the State.

8/3/18- Recently, California Consulting CEO, Steve Samuelian, attended an event honoring longtime L.A. community leader  Maria Durazo at  City Club LA. He had the honor of serving as Master of Ceremonies and introducing the keynote speaker L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. We were also joined by L.A. City Councilman  Paul Koretz who spoke during the program.    The event was a full house and a major success. 

8/2/18- California Consulting CEO, Steve Samuelian, attended the Los Angeles County Business Federation Freshman Rush Party. There was over 100 elected officials and over 500 community leaders all in one room!

8/1/18-  California Consulting, Inc  CEO, Steve Samuelian, was the guest speaker at a grant writing workshop in Poway CA that was hosted by SenatorJoel Anderson and Mayor Steve Vaus. The workshop was a huge success with over 200 people in attendance.

Issue: 33
In This Issue
Client Spotlight: City of Lancaster

California Consulting is excited to spotlight the City of Lancaster who is celebrating 40 years!

Lancaster local citizens desired cityhood. On November 22, 1977, that dream became a reality. The incorporation of the City of Lancaster empowered self-governance, community importance, and the emergence of a thoughtful and progressive leadership.

This year marks 40 years of empowerment! The city of Lancaster has set its own course as community leaders and stakeholders continuously strive to make their vision their legacy.

Please click here to find more reasons to celebrate in Lancaster. 
Team Member Spotlight: Sigfrido Rivera

California Consulting is pleased to spotlight Project Manager, Sigfrido Rivera. 
Sigfrido Rivera 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.
Previously, during his 30-year career with the City of Ontario, Sigfrido successfully secured and implemented $126 million in federal and local grants. Before retiring from the City, he negotiated and implemented an Acquisition, Disposition and Development Agreement to build and 16-acre business park (under construction) near Ontario International Airport. Sigfrido's extensive experience in grant writing and implementation proved instrumental in securing the grant funding to complete the voluntary property buyout phase of the project and relocate the residents from the project site. He served on the City's Development Advisory Board and on the Ontario International Airport Noise Advisory Committee for over 10 years.

Sigfrido holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from California State University, Northridge and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is fluent in Spanish (speak, read and write).


CalRecycle Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (FY 2018-19)

Deadline: October 3, 2018

Amount: Up to $350,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Cities, counties, special districts, state agencies and qualifying Indian tribes

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Rubberized Pavement Grant Program is designed to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from only California-generated waste tires. It is aimed at encouraging first-time or limited users of rubberized pavement in two project types - Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Hot-Mix (Hot-Mix) and Rubberized Chip Seal (Chip Seal).

CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program (FY 2018-19)

Deadline: November 1, 2018; January 31, 2019

Amount: Up to $350,000

Match: Not stated

Eligibility: Cities, Counties, special districts, JPA, nonprofit, public school districts, California UC and state colleges and community colleges

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program (Program) provides assistance to civil engineers in solving a variety of engineering challenges. TDA, which is produced from shredded tires, is lightweight, free-draining, and a less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates.
Projects fall into one of four categories:

Category 1: Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, landslide repair, and retaining walls).

Category 2: Vibration mitigation (under rail lines).

Category 3: Low impact development/storm water management.

Category 4: Landfill application (aggregate replacement projects such as leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection).  Projects that are currently underway or that have been completed at the same location within the same facility within three years of application are not eligible. Landfill application projects do not include use of shredded waste tires as alternative daily cover or alternative intermediate cover.  Additionally, these landfill application project(s) are not eligible for consideration as a Very Large Project (see below for definition) and are limited to a maximum of $350,000 even if the project exceeds 4,000 tons.

Boeing Company Corporate Contributions Program

Deadline: Varies by Location

Amount: Total annual giving of $163 million

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations where company does business

The Boeing Company is committed to improving the quality of life in communities around the world in which company employees live and work, and where the company does business.
The Boeing Company Corporate Contributions Program focuses on the following key areas:

Support is provided for education programs designed to develop a globally competitive workforce and strong communities. The focus is on strengthening educator leadership and leadership development for students, hands-on experiential learning, early learning, and mentoring. While each community faces its own local education priorities and challenges, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is globally recognized as a key to workforce preparedness and continued innovation.

Support is provided for environmental protection and preservation programs, including energy, water, and materials conservation.

Military and Veterans
Support is provided for educational, mentoring, and job training programs to help veterans transition from military life to the private sector.

Humanitarian Relief
Boeing collaborates with its customers on humanitarian delivery flights bringing medical supplies, food supplements, equipment, and clothing for relief workers, and educational materials to those in need.
Additionally, Boeing invests in community programs supporting:
  • health and human services;
  • arts and culture; and,
  • civic engagement.


Borealis Philanthropy: Immigration Litigation Fund

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Amount: Up to $75,000

Match: Not specified

Eligibility: Public interest legal groups, advocates, and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

The goal of the Immigration Litigation Fund, administered by Borealis Philanthropy, is to ensure that the nation's immigration enforcement system is fair, humane, and prioritizes the civil and human rights of those vulnerable to deportation. The Fund supports impact litigation efforts that challenge discriminatory, unlawful, and overly punitive immigration enforcement policies and practices at any stage of the enforcement trajectory from identification and apprehension, to detention and removal, as well as efforts to exclude certain immigrants from entering the country. Project support is provided for impact litigation costs and strategic convenings meant to advance 
coordination on an issue related to enforcement and impact litigation efforts. 

California Department of Education: ASES Kids Code

Deadline:  November 5, 2018

Amount: Allocation Formula: Enrollment up to 600 students-$50,000.00 over three years; Enrollment 601-899 students-$65,000.00 over three years; Enrollment 900+ 
students-$80,000.00 over three years

Match: No

Eligibility: Local educational agencies. (1) Currently funded ASES grantee; (2) School must have verifiable Free and Reduced Price Meal data for 2016-17 through the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System to be considered in the funding determination.

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Kids Code Grant Pilot Program is to expand access to coding for students participating in existing ASES Programs. The California Department of Education will provide one-time grant funds to eligible ASES programs that focus on computer coding as part of their after school program curriculum.

California Department of Education: Part C, Early Education Programs

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Amount: $14,244,871 for entire program. See website for allocation formula.

Match: No

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies

In 1986, the federal government authorized grants to states to plan and implement a comprehensive, community-based interagency system of early intervention services (Part C) for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. State legislation enables California to participate in the Part C program and create a statewide mandate for local educational agencies (LEAs) to serve all infants and toddlers with solely low incidence disabilities. It also required changes in procedures and services for all infants served by LEAs.

California Department of Education: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Competitive Grant

Deadline: October 17, 2018

Amount: $500,000 to $4 million

Match: No

Eligibility: Local educational agencies. In order to be eligible, applicants must be an LEA, or a consortium of LEAs, that received a grant under Title I, Part A of ESEA in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

The purpose of the SSAE Competitive Grant Program is to encourage and support eligible districts and public charter schools to increase the capacity of LEAs to provide all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities; support safe and healthy students; and/or support the effective use of technology. The process will prioritize applications that enhance visual and performing arts education or utilize funds as part of a comprehensive strategy to expand access to physical and mental health care

California Department of Education:
Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund General Facilities Application FY 2018-19

Deadline: July 30, 2019

Amount: $26.8 million for entire program

Match: No

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations

The Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF) General Facilities loan provides funding for the purchase of new relocatable child care facilities for lease to school districts and contracting agencies that provide child care and development services. Applicant agencies receiving funds under the CCFRF General Facilities loans must repay the CDE over a ten-year period, interest free. The CCFRF is not a grant program. Eligible grade levels are Pre-K through 6th.

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