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California Consulting Announces the Release of Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Program

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Strategic Growth Council (SGC): Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Grant Program 

Release: January 2016 (Draft guidance now available for public comment)
Deadline: TBD
Amount: The maximum AHSC Program loan or grant award, or combination thereof, for a TOD, ICP and RIPA Project Area is $20 million with a minimum award of at least $1 million.
Match: None
Eligibility: A Locality, public housing authority, redevelopment successor agency, transit agency or transit operator, Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), local Transportation Commissions, Congestion Management Agencies, Joint Powers Authority (JPA), school district, facilities district, University or Community College District.

http://www.sgc.ca.gov/s_ahscprogram.php
The purpose of the AHSC Program is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through projects that implement land-use, housing, transportation, and agricultural land preservation practices to support infill and compact development, and that support related and coordinated public policy objectives, including the following:

1.      reducing air pollution;

2.      improving conditions in disadvantaged communities;

3.      supporting or improving public health and other co-benefits as defined in Section 39712 of the Health and Safety Code;

4.      improving connectivity and accessibility to jobs, housing, and services;

5.      increasing options for mobility, including the implementation of the Active Transportation Program established pursuant to Section 2380 of the Streets and Highway Code;

6.      increasing transit ridership;

7.      preserving and developing affordable housing for lower income households, as defined in Section 50079.5 of the Health and Safety Code; and (8) protecting agricultural lands to support infill development.

California Consulting LLC is the state’s largest grant writing company. Since 2004, CC LLC has successfully written over 680 grant applications. Through a combined effort, California Consulting has secured over $1.5 billion dollars through federal, state, and non profit funding for our clients.

Please contact us immediately if you would like California Consulting to write this grant for your entity. We can be reached at 323-728-9002 or Shasta@californiaconsulting.org.

 

California Consulting Announces the Release of the California Housing & Communities Development (HCD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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

Release: February 2016 (specific date TBD)

Deadline: May 2016 (specific date TBD)

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

Match: 5% match required for PTA grants only

Eligibility: incorporated cities under 50,000 in population and counties with an unincorporated area population of under 200,000

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/financial-assistance/community-development-block-grant-program/index.html

This NOFA applies to State CDBG-eligible activities funded under the Economic Development (ED) Set-Aside, Community Development (CD) sub-allocation, Colonia Set-Aside, and Native American Set-Aside. Typical activities funded under each of these predominately benefit low- and moderate-income Californians and include: Business Assistance (BA) Projects and Programs; Microenterprise (ME) Assistance Programs; Housing Rehabilitation (HR) Programs and Projects; Homeownership Assistance (HA) Programs; Housing Acquisition Projects; Public Infrastructure Projects; Public Facility Projects; Public Service Programs; and Planning and Technical Assistance Grants.

California Consulting is the state’s largest grant writing company. California Consulting has successfully written over 680 grant applications. Through a combined effort, California Consulting has secured over $1.5 billion dollars for it’s clients through federal, state, and nonprofit funding avenues. If you would like California Consulting to write this application for your entity, please contact us at shasta@californiaconsulting.org or 323-728-9002.

California Consulting LLC attends League of Cities Los Angeles Division Membership Meeting

1-8-16 - LOCC CHENCalifornia Consulting participated in the League of California Cities LA County Div. meeting at the Culver Studios. We welcome the incoming President, Cerritos Mayor Carol Chen, and the rest of the 2015-16 Division Officers.

L-R Burbank Council Jess Talamantes, Cerritos Mayor and L.A. League of Cities President Carol Chen, San Fernando Mayor Fajardo, and Steve Samuelian of California Consulting.

California Consulting LLC Orange County Business Associate, Ana Gonzalez, attends the TCALEO Event

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Recently, California Consulting LLC’s Orange County Business Associate, Ana Gonzalez, attended the TCALEO event in Salinas California. The Tri-County Association of Latino Elected Officials is an organization of Latino elected and appointed officials of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. Ana Gonzalez is with City of Modesto Councilman and TCALEO President Tony Madrigal.

 

 

 

 

 

California Consulting Hosts End of Year Management Team Meeting in Montebello CA

1516 EOY Mngmt TEAM MTGOn January 5, 2015 the California Consulting management team met in Montebello to recap 2015 and discuss company goals for 2016. Our primary goal is to continue to strive to provide the excellent grant writing service that has made California Consulting the state’s largest and most effective grant writing company. We are grateful for the confidence that many public agencies, non-profits, and others ‎have placed in us. California Consulting had an outstanding day long management team meeting bringing together our Northern California, Central California, and Southern California team leaders under one roof. Looking forward to great things in 2016!

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

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Probation GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

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

Match: None required

Eligibility: County probation departments

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

The County Probation Department will work to reduce DUI related fatalities, injuries, and DUI recidivism using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application.  The worst-of-the worst, high-risk, felony, and repeat DUI offenders will be held accountable through intensive supervision to ensure compliance with court ordered conditions of probation and to prevent re-arrest on new DUI charges.  Supervision activities include: monitoring of treatment and DUI program participation, conducting office visits, unannounced fourth waiver searches, field visits, random alcohol/drug testing, distribution of HOT sheets, and participation with local law enforcement on anti-DUI efforts.

California Consulting LLC Announces the Release of California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) GME Grant

California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS): 2017 Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) GME Grant

Deadline: January 30, 2016

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

Match: None required

Eligibility: Cities, counties

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Grants/Apply/default.asp

Using this OTS Grants Made Easy (GME) application, applicants will conduct best practice strategies to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in crashes involving alcohol and other primary collision factors. The funded strategies may include impaired driving enforcement, enforcement operations focusing on primary collision factors, distracted driving, night-time seat belt enforcement, special enforcement operations encouraging motorcycle safety, enforcement and public awareness in areas with a high number of bicycle and pedestrian collisions, and educational programs. These strategies are designed to earn media attention thus enhancing the overall deterrent effect.