June 2016
California Consulting LLC Putting Clients First

City of Waterford Dedicates Reinway Access of Tuolumne River Parkway

May 21, 2016 The City of Waterford held an opening ceremony for the Tuolumne River Parkway Project. This project was a community-wide effort that dates back to the 1990s and had a specific vision to preserve and improve Waterford's riverfront and natural environment.
The multi-year project, which was made possible in part with $2.2 million in grant funding California Consulting secured, sought to enhance the Tuolumne River corridor in Waterford for habitat protection and public recreational use. It creates new recreation infrastructure as well as improved habitat and water quality in the lower Tuolumne River watershed in Stanislaus County, California.  This project sought to preserve the natural riparian ecosystem by removing nonnative species and enhancing the habitats of native birds, mammals, and fish through erosion control and stormwater management. 

The project sought to create greater recreational opportunities by providing greater vehicular, pedestrian and river access to the community, including a non-motorized boat ramp grant funded and pending construction in 2017, while honoring the amazing and unique natural habitat of the Tuolumne River corridor.



McFarland Unified School District received the California Department of Education: After School Education & Safety grant award for $150,000. 

McFarland Unified School District  received the California Department of Education After School Education and Safety Grant award for $112,500. 

McFarland Unified School District
receives $18,000 for the Mr. Hollands Opus Grant award. 


McFarland Unified School Distict
Received the Laura Bush School Literacy Grant award for $7,000

Coalinga Huron Joint Unified School District received the Laura Bush Literacy Grant award for  $7000

Pleasanton Unified School District received $6,250 for the City of Pleasanton Community Youth Grant. 

Santa Paula Unified School District received the SAGE Publishing 2016 Books for School Grant award for $1,000


California Consulting is honored that Senate President Pro-Tem DeLeon has invited us to do a presentation at his grant workshop regarding how to obtain federal, state, and private foundation grant applications. Please see the invitation below- 

California Consulting Welcomes Lindsey Oberoi as our Newest Project Manager

California Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome Lindsey Oberoi as our newest Project Manager. Lindsey holds a Bachelor's in Communication from San Diego University and a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.  Her professional experience includes working in the legal, marketing and nonprofit fields. While obtaining her graduate degree, Lindsey interned with and consulted for several nonprofit organizations including the United Way, Volunteers of America and YouthBuild USA. Lindsey has written grants for several nonprofit clients, and over the last several years helped to secure and sustain revenues of over $1 million dollars in private and government grant funding for a social services organization in the region.
During her free time, Lindsey enjoys hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family. She resides in North County San Diego with her husband and baby boy.    

California Consulting Announces CA Housing and Community Development (HCD); Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Has Been Released

California Consulting is pleased to announce the California Housing and Community Development (HCD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has been released and has a deadline of July 27, 2016. Please see below for further information regarding this highly competitive grant.

CA Housing & Community Development (HCD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Deadline: July 27, 2016

Amount: Maximum of $2,000,000, including all activities except ED OTC, Colonia and Native American grants.

Match: 5% match required for PTA grants only

Eligible Applicants: Non-entitlement communities which are incorporated cities under 50,000 in population and counties with an unincorporated area population of under 200,000

Municipal Grant Opportunities: 

Education Grant Opportunities: 
California Consulting is pleased to welcome Stephen Hawking Charter School, City of Lomita,  and City of Rancho Cordova as our newest clients.


California Consulting extends our deepest gratitude to The City of San Fernando for  renewing their contract. Thank you for your continued trust in our service.


 5/23/16California Consulting Senior Associate, Greg Pettis, attended the Imperial County League of Cities Meeting.

5/19/16 - California Consulting Senior Associate Maryann Marino met with department heads and city staff at Westminster city hall recently to discuss the various grant opportunities we are working on for the City. California Consulting is honored to be working for the City of Westminster. 

    5/11/16-California Consulting Senior Associate John Hoy recently attended the League of California Cities San Diego Division lunch. The event was attended by dozens of local elected officials from throughout S.D. County. California Consulting is pleased to be working with several agencies throughout San Diego County. 
5/10/16 -  California Consulting Project Manager, Saul Hinojosa, and Senior Project Manager, Adam Benjamen Rush at Coachella City Hall. Today, Saul, Adam, and Steve Samuelian met with the department heads at the City of Coachella to discuss federal, state, and private foundation grant applications. California Consulting, LLC Southern California Director, Haig Kartounian with Mike Kuhlman, William S. Hart School District, at ACSA General Assembly Dinner. California Consulting, LLC served as a sponsor of the ACSA dinner.
5/3/16 - California Consulting President, Steve Samuelian, attended an event for Congressman Raul Ruiz.  Pictured L-R Richard Corral, CEO of Corral Consulting, Lupe Valdez of Union Pacific, Congressman Raul Ruiz, and California Consulting President, Steve Samuelian, in Downtown L.A. Great to be with so many community leaders including Wesley Hernandez, Government Relations Director for McDonald's, Richard Polanco, Dan Rodriguez of BizFed, Don Hunt of Norton, Rose, Fulbright, and Scott Svonkin, President of the L.A. Community College District Board of Trustees.
Southern California Director,
with Mike Kuhlman, William S. Hart School District, at ACSA General Assembly Dinner.
served as a sponsor of the ACSA dinner.
Issue: 6
In This Issue
Client Spotlight:

Earlimart School District

Earlimart School District is located in Southern Tulare County. They are a K-8th School District that service a total of  2000 students at four schools. 

Earlimart has a vision that all students will meet or exceed high academic standards and be able to choose among the full range of career paths. Their mission is to provide a high-quality, rigorous, instructional program for all students in a nurturing environment that will prepare all to be productive members in their communities and in the greater society of the global economy. With a commitment to the following:

* Provide a high-quality instructional program for all students
* Continued improvement through professional development strategies
* Improve English language proficiency for English learners
* Communicate our vision, mission and goals to all stakeholders
* Engage parents and the community to partner with the school to improve student achievement

To learn more about Earlimart School District, please visit their website at 

Team Member Spotlight: 

DANA LEUSCH- Senior Statewide Project Manager

Dana Leusch , California Consulting LLC's Senior Statewide Project Manager, joined our team in 2012. Dana has more than 15 years of experience in grant writing for non-profit organizations and freelance writing and reporting for newspapers and magazines. As development coordinator for an organization in the Rocky Mountains serving at-risk youth, her successful grant writing and fundraising led to the creation of a home for at-risk and homeless adolescent girls, which has since housed hundreds of teens in need.

Dana has written 58 competitive federal, state and private foundation applications

Dana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master's degree in women's history from the University of Montana. She lives in Clovis with her husband and two children.
Upcoming Grants: 

Education Opportunities:

US Department of Justice: FY 2016 COPS Hiring Program 

Deadline: June 23, 2016
Amount: $125,000 per officer position

Walmart Foundation: State Giving Program

Deadline: Cycle 3 July 1, 2016

Amount: $25,000 to $250,000

US Soccer Foundation: 2016 Program Grants

Deadline: October 7, 2016

Amount: $50,000

Major League Baseball Foundation: Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Deadline: Quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, & October 1)
Amount: $40,000 average award size

Municipal Opportunities:

Caltrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Cycle 3 

Deadline: June 15, 2016 

State Water Resources Control Board: Interim Emergency Drinking Water and Drought Related Drinking Water Funding Application

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Amount: $500,000

Caltrans: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 8
Deadline: August 12, 2016 

Amount: $100,000 - $10 Million

US Department of Justice: FY 2016 COPS Hiring Program

Deadline: June 23, 2016 

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