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Tristan Shamp, California Consulting Statewide Grants Manager, Visits Electric Bus Factories in Southern California with Client, Calstart

4516 Tristan CalstartCalifornia Consulting’s Statewide Grant Manager, Tristan Shamp,¬†flew down to Southern California today with Joseph Oldham of Calstart (our client) as well as Moses Stites and George Sipin of Fresno County Rural Transit Agency to visit the BYD company electric bus factory in Lancaster, CA as well as the eBus company factory in Downey, CA today. ¬†This was being done as part of a large grant project we are working on with Calstart to develop a rural electric bus transit system in Fresno County.

Pictured in front of the plane: (L-R) George Sipin, Joseph Oldham, Tristan Shamp, and Moses Stites.




4516 Tristan CalStart 1To the left, is a bus that is under construction at the BYD factory.






40516 tristanA finished electric bus at the eBus factory.


California Consulting LLC Grant Announcement: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Clean Diesel National Grant

Environemtal Protection AgencyUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Clean Diesel National Grants

Deadline: April 26, 2016

Amount: Varies. $26 Million allocated to entire program

Match: Not required, though a voluntary match is recommended

Eligibility: School districts, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), cities and counties

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets operating at or servicing goods movement facilities located in areas designated as having poor air quality. Further, priority for funding may be given to projects which result in outcomes that benefit affected communities, those that engage local communities with respect to the design and performance of the project, and those which can demonstrate the ability to promote and continue efforts to reduce emissions after the project has ended.

Eligible diesel emission reduction solutions include verified emission control technologies such as exhaust controls, cleaner fuels, and engine upgrades, verified idle reduction technologies, verified aerodynamic technologies and low rolling resistance tires, certified engine re-powers, and/or certified vehicle or equipment replacement.

Eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment may include buses, Class 5 – Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and non-road engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport), agriculture, mining or energy production (including stationary generators and pumps).

If you are interested in California Consulting writing this application for your entity, please contact our Southern California Office, 310-728-9002 or


California Consulting Client, Cosumnes Community Services District, received $104,500 for the California Department Parks & Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund Grant

Cosumnes Community Services DistrictCalifornia Consulting is pleased to announce Cosumnes Community Services District received $104,500 for the California Department of Parks and Recreation Habitat Conservation Fund. This is a highly competitive grant with only 15 awarded last year. Congratulations to CCSD and Danielle Sotello, California Consulting ‘s Deputy Statewide Grants Manager, for writing the application.

California Consulting’s Southern California Director, Haig Kartounian, attended the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership’s Legislative Network Reception in Irwindale, CA

32816 - SGV MixerCalifornia Consulting’s Southern California Director, Haig Kartounian, attended the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership’s Legislative Networking Reception at the Miller/Coors Brewery in Irwindale, CA. The gathering provided an opportunity for business leaders and the local community to meet with federal, state and local legislators.