May 2016
California Consulting LLC Putting Clients First

San Bernardino City Unified School District Implements STARS Program
Last year, San Bernardino City Unified School District received its initial award of $641.009 out of its total allocation of $3,228,643 from the US Department of Education to begin the implantation of STARS (Success Team for At-Risk Students) over a three year period.

The STARS program, designed to diminish the impacts of children's exposure to violence, will provide various support to approximately 7,200 students.  The program will span over eight schools in the district including four elementary, two middle and two high schools. 


City of Patterson Received $594,000 for CalTrans/ StanCOG ATP Cycle 2. Congratulations to the City of Patterson for being awarded this grant. 

The City of Waterford was awarded their Department of Boating and Waterways for Non-Motorized Boat Launch for $470,290! Congratulations to the City of Waterford for this grant award.

Azusa Unified School District was awarded their CDE California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Expansion Funds grant for $412,462! Congratulations to Azusa Unified School District for this grant award.

California Consulting is pleased to announce the City of Upland received the FM Global Fire Grant for $1,200. Congratulations to City of Upland for this grant award.

US Department of Justice: FY 2016 Comprehensive School Safety Initiative

Deadline: May 27, 2016

Amount: Category 1 grants = $1 million to $5 million; Category 2 grants = $200,000 to $1 million; Category 3 grants = $200,000 to $700,000; Category 4 grants = up to $5 million

Match: None required

Eligibility:  States, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, local education agencies (LEAs), public charter schools that are recognized as an LEA, and State education agencies.

Please click here to find out more about this grant program.
Caltrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Cycle 

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Amount: Minimum funding request is $250,000 (Non-infrastructure projects, Safe Routes to Schools projects, Recreational Trails projects, and Planning projects are exempt from this and may apply for smaller amounts).

Match: None required

Eligibility:  cities, counties, county transportation commissions, regional transportation planning agencies, MPOs, school districts, and transit districts

To find out more about the CalTrans: Active Transportation Program click here.

California Consulting LLC Welcomes our Newest Senior Associate- Bay Area, Amiee Alden

California Consulting LLC extends a warm welcome to our new Senior Associate- Bay Area, Amiee Alden. 

Amiee Alden has enjoyed a 20-year career in local, state, and federal government.  She served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, where she was the City's liaison to Congress, the State Legislature, and municipal organizations such as the Association of Bay Area Governments, League of California Cities, and U.S. Conference of Mayors.  

To learn more about Amiee Alden, please click here.
California Consulting LLC Welcomes Lisa Garcia as our Newest Project Manager
California Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome Lisa Garcia as our newest Project Manager.  Lisa  has more than 16 years professional fundraising and grant writing experience, working with a number of nonprofits in Southern California including Girl Scouts San Diego Council, one of the largest councils in the country. While working on their capital campaign, she secured a prestigious $500,000 Kresge Challenge Grant. 

For more information regarding Lisa Garcia, please click here.
Municipal Grant Opportunities: 

Education Grant Opportunities: 

California Consulting is pleased to welcome Ontario Montclair School District, the City of Rosemead, the City of Twentynine Palms, and Greenfield Union School District (Monterey County) as our newest clients.


California Consulting extends our deepest gratitude to Sunline Transit Agency and Cosumnes Community Services District for renewing their contract. Thank you for your continued trust in our service..


4/26/16 - Steve Samuelian, CC President, MC'd the Reception  for Mae and Tom Torlakson. CC LLC Associates, Rebecca Tam, and Dan Rodriguez, attended the reception also. 

4/21/16 -California Consulting, LLC Senior Associate Amiee Alden is at the ABAG conference and pictured here staffing the California Consulting booth. California Consulting, LLC is honored to serve as a Sponsor for the Association of Bay Area Governments General Assembly.

  4/14/16 -- California Consulting Associates, Adam Benjamen Rush and Dan Rodriguez, Attended League of California Cities - Inland Empire. Adam and Dan represented California Consulting, LLC at the dinner which was attended by dozens of local elected officials. California Consulting, LLC is honored to work with many agencies throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties!

4/8/16 - California Consulting LLC Southern California Director,
Haig Kartounian presented at a Grant Writing Workshop Hosted by Senator Pat Bates. Thank you to Senator Pat Bates, Association of California Cities, Orange County, South Orange County Economic Coalition, and Independent Special Districts Association of Orange County for hosting this event. California Consulting LLC Senior Associate,  , pictured here with Senator Bates at the grant workshop.

4/5/16 - Tristan Shamp, California Consulting, LLC Statewide Grants Manager, Visits Electric Bus Factories in Southern California with Calstart. California Consulting, LLC is pleased to have Calstart as one of our clients. Today, California Consulting Statewide Grants Manager Tristan Shamp traveled to Lancaster along with Calstart and Fresno County Rural Transit Agency Director Moses Stites to visit an electric bus factory. California Consulting has a long history of working with San Joaquin Valley agencies and we are proud to partner with Calstart and the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency

Issue: 5
In This Issue
Client Spotlight:

City of Oakley

The City of Oakley, incorporated in July 1999, is one of California's youngest cities. Residents enjoy a charming area with an abundant housing supply, quality schools, and a friendly atmosphere that truly make Oakley, "A Place for Families in the Heart of the Delta."

Today a landscape of gently rolling fields, orchards, and vineyards gives us a glimpse of Oakley's agricultural past. From a quiet Delta farming town, Oakley has blossomed into a growing community of landscaped parks, abundant recreational opportunities, shopping centers, and planned business and commercial development.

Oakley's residents enjoy a progressive community that is rich in history, supports strong family values, and offers a high quality of life. Our residents take pride in being a part of a City that is building a prosperous future for generations to come.
Team Member Spotlight: 

Adam Rush received his Bachelors of Arts from Claremont McKenna College in Government and Political Philosophy and a Masters Degree in American Politics from Claremont Graduate University. 

Mr. Rush is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA), and Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). 

Upcoming Grants: 

Education Opportunities:

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