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California Consulting LLC Announces the Release of US Department of Justice Body Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program

Body Work CamerasCalifornia Consulting LLC Announces the Release of United States Department of Justice Body Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program 

 

Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Programs. Applications are due by 11:59pm eastern time on April 27, 2016.

Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies of state government, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior); or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing that performs criminal justice functions (including combinations of the preceding, one of which is designated as the primary applicant). However, applicants awarded funds under the 2015 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program or the 2015 Smart Policing Body Worn Camera Initiative solicitation are not eligible for funding under this solicitation.

There are two grant categories:

For law enforcement agencies with more than 25 officers, there is an estimated $15,200,000 available in federal grant monies as follows:
o   Four awards estimated for extra-large agencies (1,000 + officers) – maximum request of $1,000,000 per agency

o   Twelve awards estimated for large agencies (251-999 officers) – maximum request of $600,000 per agency

o   Sixteen awards estimated for mid-sized agencies (26-250 officers) – maximum request of $250,000 per agency

 

For law enforcement agencies with less than 25 officers, there is an estimated      $1,720,000 available in federal grant monies as follows:
o   Forty-three awards estimated, with maximum requests of $40,000 per agency

This grant opportunity has a mandatory 50 percent match requirement.

Successful applicants should identify the methods by which they plan to address the “Considerations for Implementation” referenced in the COPS “Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program” report. Additionally, the applicant should describe the existing or intended methods of establishing and measuring the success of the BWC program and the policies and practices required for a sustainable BWC program, including the relationships with associated agencies, advocates, and other interested parties.

If you are interested in California Consulting writing this application for your entity, please contact us at shasta@californiaconsulting.org or our Southern California Office at (323)728-9002.

 

California Consulting Announces the Upcomming Release of Caltrans: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

HSIP logo 1Caltrans: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 

Release: TBD (likely April 2016)

Deadline:TBD (likely July 2016)

Amount: $100,000 – $10 Million

Match: 10% of project cost

Eligibility: city, county, or a tribal government federally recognized within the State of California

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/HSIP/apply_now.htm

HSIP funds are eligible for work on any public road or publicly owned bicycle or pedestrian pathway or trail, or on tribal lands for general use of tribal members, that improves the safety for its users. All proposed projects will be evaluated based on the Benefit/Cost (B/C) ratios. For Cycle 8 call-for-projects, the minimum B/C for a project to be eligible for local HSIP funding will be 5.0.

If you are interested in California Consulting writing this application for your entity, please contact us at shasta@californiaconsulting.org or our Southern California Office at (323)728-9002.

 

Central Union Elementary School District Receives $41,291 for San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program

Central Union School DistrictCalifornia Consulting Client, Central Union Elementary School District, received $41,291 for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program. Congratulations to Central Union Elementary School District and Ann Vermel, California Consulting Senior Project Manager, for writing the application.

California Consulting Welcomes the City of Coachella as Newest Client

City of CoachellaCalifornia Consulting is pleased to welcome the City of Coachella as our newest client. The city of Coachella has a rich and vibrant history from being incorporated on December 13, 1946, after residents voted by a 5-1 majority to form a city to the City best known for hosting the Coachella Arts and Music Festival of today. Coachella Arts and Music Festival boasts a total of $99,00 people each year. To learn more about the history of the City of Coachella, please go to http://www.coachella.org/about-us/history. California Consulting is so honored and pleased to have this amazing city as our newest client.

California Consulting is pleased to Welcome the City of Hermosa Beach as our Newest Client

hermosaCalifornia Consulting is pleased to welcome the City of Hermosa Beach as our  newest client!

Hermosa Beach, “The Best Little Beach City”, is a small city of only 1.43 square miles. The town is the quintessential view of Southern California lifestyle, with temperatures from high 77 degrees in the summer to 67 degrees in the winter. There are many different regular outdoor activities such as volleyball, surfboarding, skateboarding, and boogie boarding to name a few. There are architecturally diverse residences on the Strand, bungalows scattered throughout the town, and multilevel homes in the hills with ocean views. The City has police and fire departments, a skate park, green belt, community theater, and senior center.

This lively beach city is also well known for its entertainment offerings including live music from rock to blues to jazz. Festivals and special events abound on weekends. The three-day weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day bring thousands of visitors to the Fiesta Hermosa street fair, which has been a tradition for many years, features hundreds of crafters and artists and live bands. In addition, Hermosa Beach is well known for its many tasty and diverse restaurants.

Hermosa Beach is within a few minutes commute of many of the largest and best known names in corporate America in such fields as aerospace, high tech, industrial, service and financial.

http://www.hermosabch.org/index.aspx?page=1

California Consulting is pleased to welcome the City of Hermosa Beach.