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California Consulting Hosts 1st Quarter – Quarterly Grant Teleconference Series “Prop 1. and How to Access Water Bond Grant Dollars”

Department of Water Resources Water board cA 1On March 8, 2016 California Consulting organized a briefing for our clients regarding the Prop. 1 water bond. Special guests on the call included senior representatives from the State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Wat‎er Resources. Representatives from approximately 30 cities, water districts, and other public agencies participated in the briefing. The purpose of the briefing was to discuss the Prop. 1 water bond and the billions of dollars available in grant programs.  The call included an informative discussion as well as questions and answers from call participants.   California Consulting, LLC is the state’s largest grant writing company. California Consulting grant writers have written more than 700 competitive federal, state,and private foundation grant applications that have been awarded for our clients since 2004.

California Consulting Welcomes CALSTART as Newest Client

CALSTARTCalifornia Consulting is pleased to welcome CALSTART as our newest client!

CALSTART is a member-supported organization of more than 140 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech, clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil and reduces global warming emissions.  CALSTART provides services and consulting to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them.

CALSTART works with business, fleets, and government to develop and implement clean, efficient transportation solutions. They believe that economic and environmental improvement must go hand-in-hand.

To find out more about CALSTART, please visit



California Consulting Hosts Grants Webinar for New Team Members


Webinar CC 2On March 7, 2016 ‎California Consulting Statewide Grant Manager, Tristan Shamp, and Senior Director, Dana Leusch, held a webinar regarding grants with California Consulting new team members. The webinar was a tremendous success. California Consulting provides ongoing professional development for all our team members and associates throughout California.

California Consulting Welcomes Water Replenishment District of Southern California as our Newest Client

Water Replenishment District LOGO 2California Consulting is pleased to welcome Water Replenishment District of Southern California as our Newest Client. The Water Replenishment District’s mission is to provide, protect and preserve high-quality groundwater through innovative, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive basin management practices for the benefit of residents and businesses of the Central and West Coast Basins.


With the continual population increase of the region, it becomes even more important to maximize the use of both imported and local water sources available to the WRD.

The WRD manages groundwater for nearly four million residents in 43 cities of southern Los Angeles County . The 420 square mile service area uses about 250,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year, which equates to nearly 40% of the total demand for water. The WRD ensures that a reliable supply of high quality groundwater is available through its clean water projects, water supply programs, and effective management principles.

If you would like to learn more about WRD’s individual water projects and programs, please go to their website at .



California Consulting Sponsors ACSA Kern County Event

image1On March 3.2016 California Consulting sponsored the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Kern county breakfast general assembly meeting. Matthew Park, California Associate for Kern county attended the ACSA meeting. California Consulting is the largest grant writing company in the State.

California Consulting LLC Announces California Department of Education (CDE): School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion Grant Deadline is March 25, 2016

Breakfast in ClassroomCalifornia Department of Education (CDE): School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up or Expansion Grant

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Amount: $15,000 per school site

Match: None

Eligibility: Local educational agencies with at least 20% of students approved for free or reduced-price meals

Funding is for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks. School districts, direct-funded charter schools, and County Offices of Education may apply for one or both types of grants; however, only one type of grant may be awarded per school site. Private schools, residential child care institutions, and juvenile detention centers are not eligible to receive these funds. To qualify for SBP grants, at least 20 percent of enrolled students at the school site must be approved for free or reduced-price meals. To receive SFSP grants, the site must meet program eligibility criteria. The Budget Act allows the California Department of Education to award grants only to school districts, county offices of education, and direct-funded charter schools. Site must not have previously been awarded a grant for an SBP or SFSP within the past three years. Recipients will receive 90 percent of the funding at the time of award with the remaining 10 percent awarded upon approval of all invoices. The CDE will recover funds from agencies that do not submit invoices for approved budget items within the award time frame.
If you are interested in this grant for your district or entity, please contact us directly at 323-728-9002 or visit our website at