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CC congratulates the City of Baldwin Park, El Monte, and South El Monte for receiving the Homeless Implementation Grant (Collaborative/ Joint Application) in the amount of $113,000.

CC congratulates the City of Baldwin Park, El Monte, and South El Monte for receiving the Homeless Implementation Grant (Collaborative/ Joint Application) in the amount of $113,000.


This funding award is for housing navigators and housing coordinators to Build their regional approach to tackling homelessness, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and United Way of Greater Los Angeles announced the award of more than $3.8 million in Measure H funding to bolster the work of cities in implementing city-specific plans to combat and prevent homelessness.  

It is also a significant next step in strengthening the collaboration between the County and cities in the region, which are united in their commitment to address this complex humanitarian crisis. 

This application was written by CC Project Manager, Karen Simpson, who ensured a successful grant application.


Thank you, Karen, and congratulations to everyone!

California Consulting Welcomes Susan Phipps Carr as our new Project Manager

California Consulting is pleased to welcome Susan Phipps Carr as our new Project Manager.

Susan Phipps Carr is a Southern California native with over 30 years of grant writing experience. She has written for the Los Angeles City Housing Authority and Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation as well as nonprofit organizations throughout California and Texas.

 Ms. Carr has secured over $165,000,000 in grant programs and comes to California consulting with extensive knowledge in Redevelopment Agencies, Housing Department, Community Development Departments, and State HCD Programs.

 Ms. Carr has a Master’s degree in Human Services and Human Development at Pepperdine, University.

CC Congratulates the City of Baldwin Park (a CC client) for receiving the Homeless Implementation Grant in the amount of $169,200. California Consulting is honored to help turn the City’s vision into their legacy.

CC congratulates the City of Baldwin Park (a CC client) for receiving the Homeless Implementation Grant in the amount of $169,200.

The project goal is to increase the supply of interim and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness within the City of Baldwin Park. Grant funds will  provide technical assistance and consulting services, and support a land assessment and feasibility study to conduct the following activities:

•             Develop and implement land acquisition strategies that will result in an increase in supportive housing supply

•             Implement land use/zoning changes to reduce barriers to interim and permanent housing

•             Achieve city compliance with CA Senate Bill 2

•             Implement city policy changes that result in changes to increase the housing supply 

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of the City of Bell’s leadership to protect and promote the quality of life for its residents.


It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager, David Marquez, who ensured a successful grant application.
Thank you, David, and congratulations City of Baldwin Park!

California Consulting Hosts Prop. 68 Informational Call Featuring Special Guests from the California State Parks and Recreation Office of Grants and Local Services with Over 50 Cities in Attendance

Recently, Calfornia Consulting hosted an Informational Proposition 68 Conference Call that featured special guests from the California State Parks and Recreation Office of Grants and Local Services. Over 50 Cities attended the meeting and had a chance to ask questions during the Q&A session. California Consulting is happy to provide a list of all the programs offered by Prop. 68 here. If you would like California Consulting to write a Prop. 68 application, please call our office at 323-728-9002

California Consulting is pleased to announce the Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) California Natural Resources Agency: Urban Greening Program

California Consulting is pleased to announce the Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) California Natural Resources Agency: Urban Greening Program

Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

Deadline: February 26, 2019 (Extended from February 5, 2019)

Amount: Up to $3 million

Match: 5% for planning activity

Eligibility: Incorporated cities with populations of less than 50,000 and counties with an unincorporated area population of less than 200,000 persons are eligible to participate in the state CDBG program.

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/nofas/docs/2018/2018-CDBG-NOFA-F.pdf

This applies to CDBG non-entitlement cities and counties applying for funding under the Community Development (CD) Allocation and Special Allocations for Economic Development (ED), Colonia, and Native American communities that are non-federally recognized tribes. Funding under each of the following activities and special allocations will primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons/households in California:

Community Development

1. Housing Assistance

2. Public Facilities

3. Infrastructure and Infrastructure in Support of Housing

4. Public Services

5. Planning and Technical Assistance

Special Allocations

1. Economic Development (Business Assistance and Microenterprise Assistance)

2. Native American Communities

3. Colonias If you or your entity would like California Consulting to write this application, please contact our Southern California Office at 323-728-9002. 

If you or your entity would like California Consulting to write this application, please contact our Southern California Office at 323-728-9002. 

CC congratulates Huntington Beach City School District for being awarded the Lowe’s Toolbox Grant in the amount of $5,000. This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of HBCSD’s leadership to promote the quality of education for its students. It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager Ilya Malinsky, who ensured a successful grant application. Thank you, Ilya, and congratulations HBCSD!

CC congratulates Huntington Beach Unified School District for being awarded the Lowe’s Toolbox Grant in the amount of $5,000.

This latest achievement is another example of the commitment of HBUSD’s leadership to promote the quality of education for its students.

It’s also a reflection of the dedication and hard work by CC Project Manager Ilya Malinsky, who ensured a successful grant application.

Thank you, Ilya, and congratulations HBUSD!

California Consulting is pleased to announce the California Natural Resources Agency: Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program (Proposition 68).

California Consulting is pleased to announce the California Natural Resources Agency: Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program (Proposition 68).

California Natural Resources Agency: Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: Concept Proposal due February 13, 2019. Full application due March 18, 2019. Concept Proposal is submitted initially, full application is submitted by invitation only. (Both submitted through SOAR).

Amount: No maximum

Match: Yes

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include local agencies, nonprofit organizations, non-governmental land conservation organizations, federally recognized Native American tribes, or non-federally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission.

http://resources.ca.gov/grants/

California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) on June 5, 2018. Proposition 68 authorized the Legislature to appropriate $40 million to the California Natural Resources Agency (the “State”) for competitive grants that protect, restore, and enhance California’s cultural, community and natural resources.

It is the intent of the people of California that projects funded by Proposition 68 result in public benefits addressing the most critical statewide needs and priorities for public funding as well as improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change; improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors or habitat; develop future recreational opportunities; or enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention.

If you or your entity would like California Consulting to write this application, please contact our Southern California Office at 323-728-9002. 

California Consulting Finishes 2018 Strong by Securing Over $13.3 Million for Clients

California Consulting finishes 2018 Strong by Securing over $13.3 Million for Clients

California Consulting is proud to announce 2018’s 4th quarter exceeded expectations. In the fourth quarter of 2018 California Consulting’s team members generated the following awards for clients.

“Finishing 2018 was an important goal for our team and I’m proud to say we accomplished our mission. Our goal is to provide top quality grant resources services for our clients and these awards are the best evidence of our work.” stated, Dan Rodriguez, California Consulting’s Director of Operations.

Since opening in 2004, California Consulting has secured over $1.7 billion dollars for its clients through federal, state, nonprofit, and private foundation funding.

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The L.A. County Business Federation (BizFed) held their annual officer installation ceremony on January 22nd at Nixon Peabody in downtown Los Angeles. L-R Newly installed BizFed Chairman Steve Bullock, CFO of Cerrell and Associates, BizFed Chairwoman-elect Sandy Sanchez of Five Points Communities, Bizfed’first ever Board Chairwoman Holly Schroeder of the Santa Clarita Valley EDC, and BizFed Executive Member Steve Samuelian.

The L.A. County Business Federation (BizFed) held their annual officer installation ceremony on January 22nd. L-R Newly installed BizFed Chairman Steve Bullock, CFO of Cerrell and Associates, BizFed Chairwoman-elect Sandy Sanchez of Five Points Communities, Bizfed’first ever Board Chairwoman Holly Schroeder of the Santa Clarita Valley EDC, and BizFed Executive Member Steve Samuelian.