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California Consulting LLC Welcomes The City of Los Alamitos as New Client

City of Los AlamitosCalifornia Consulting is pleased to welcome the City of Los Alamitos as our newest client. The city was incorporated in March 1960 and Los Alamitos (“The Little Cottonwoods” in Spanish)  is a small city in Orange County, California. Some fun facts about the city are below:

  • – The area was an Indian village inhabited by the Puvu Indians
  • – The city was incorporated in March 1960
  • – The first Claim Jumper restaurant opened in Los Alamitos in 1977. That location closed and is now a Hoffs Hutt,
  • Neverland Studios, a recording studio originally was located in Los Alamitos.


California Consulting is the state’s largest grant writing firm. Since 2004, California Consulting has successfully written over 670 grants that have, through a combined effort, secured over $1.5 billion dollars in federal, state, and private foundation funding for our clients!


111715 HSGP Grant

111715 HSGP11/17/15- California Consulting attended the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) training organized by LA County. We are looking forward to the upcoming funding cycle.

11/13/15 – Maryann Marino at ACCOC Event

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California Consulting Senior Assoicate for Orange County Maryann Marino pictured with Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz at last night’s Association of Orange County Cities (ACCOC) dinner. Great event saluting public service award winners. California Consulting is pleased to write grants for several agencies in Orange County.

111215 Inland Empire Event Steve and Greg

On November 12, 2015, California Consulting President, Steve Samuelian, and Senior Business Associate- Inland Empire, Greg Pettis, attended the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division Dinner. It was a highly attended event with many elected from the Inland Empire and its surrounding area.


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League of California Cities President Mayor Dennis Michel, Bobi Johnson from Assemblyman Holden’s Office,and Steve Samuelian of California Consulting at the Inland Empire League of Cities Division dinner on Nov. 12, 2015.








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Greg Pettis ‎, Senior Associate for California Consulting and Chris Mardis of Crafton Hills College









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L-R California Consulting Senior Associate Greg Pettis, Inland Empire League Division Director Laura Morales, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, California Consulting Owner Steve Samuelian, and Gayle Covey of Supervisor Ramos office.




California Consulting LLC is the state’s largest grant writing firm. Since 2004, California Consulting has written over 670 successful applications that have secured over $1.5 billion dollars in federal, state, and private foundation funding for our clients.

Rebeca Dennis

rebeccaRebeca has over 25 years of experience in the housing development industry in Southern California.

Throughout her career, Rebeca has been directly involved in research, design, land development, construction project management, asset management, and finance of single and multi- family housing projects. She has also worked as an independent consultant, designer, licensed general contractor, and college instructor.

Her expertise includes developing affordable housing, managing government funded programs and writing competitive funding applications. Working in partnership with various grant-making organizations and lenders, she has successfully secured funding for operations, resident services, land acquisition, project development, construction, and permanent mortgages.

Besides her proven track record in affordable housing, Rebeca has shown a strong commitment and passion to serving and improving the communities where she lives and works. Her current and former affiliations include associations of Latinas, housing developers, builders and architects, in addition to serving as a member of several boards and committees relevant to affordable housing, parish ministries, internships, education, health, and community development.

Rebeca holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley

Brian Royer


Brian Royer, JD, as its newest project manager, working out of our Central Valley office. He received his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School with an emphasis on federal resource law and Native American legal studies.

Mr. Royer’s interest in resource law began at an early age through a seasonal backcountry internship with the California Conservation Corps, building trails in Kings Canyon National Park, which subsequently turned into a 14-year career with the National Park Service and US Forest Service agencies.

Mr. Royer graduated from Vermont Law School with a strong focus in federal resource law. He clerked for the US Department of Interior in Santa Fe, New Mexico, providing legal analysis for senior staff on issues pertaining to the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and the Federal Torts Claim Act. He also served as a student clinician with the school’s Indian Country Environmental Justice Clinic.

After returning to California, Mr. Royer has worked in the private sector as a legal regulatory consultant while furthering his grant writing experience with federal and state agencies. California Consulting is pleased to welcome Mr. Royer to our Central Valley office, as we continue to strengthen our Central Valley clients’ position statewide with our advocacy, grant writing, and research services.

California Consulting LLC Announces the Release of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Emergency Medical Services GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Amount: Varies.  Applicants asked to provide reasonable costs for the requested services.

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties, fire protection districts

The city/county/fire protection district will serve as the lead agency for a regional extrication equipment distribution grant for their county using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application. The extrication equipment is used by first responders to safely extricate victims trapped in traffic collisions. “Best practice” strategies will be used to reduce the response time for the arrival of appropriate extrication equipment to traffic collision scenes and the time to extricate the victims of traffic collision, thus increasing survivability. The grant will provide funding for new equipment and training for fire departments without extrication equipment or those that have existing equipment that has reached the end of its usable lifespan and is in need of replacement.