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California Consulting LLC Southern California Director, Haig Kartounion Presented at a Grant Writing Workshop Hosted by Senator Pat Bates

41316 Pat Bates WSCalifornia Consulting recently presented a “Grants 101” feature at a workshop hosted in South Orange County by Senator Pat Bates. California Consulting So. Cal. Director, Haig Kartounian, presented at the workshop and was joined by California Consulting Senior Associate, Maryann Marino. Chris Palmer, of the California Special Districts Association (CSDA), was also in attendance at the workshop. Thank you to Senator Bates and all involved in making this workshop successful for Orange County.

California Consulting Senior Associate, Maryann Marino, attended the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) Gala on Thursday, April 7, 2016

4-12-16 OCBC MM BIZ PACCalifornia Consulting Senior Associate Maryann Marino attended the Orange County Business Council (OCBC) gala reception on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The reception was attended by dozens of elected officials. California Consulting is proud to work with so many agencies in Orange County. Maryann is pictured here with Assemblyman Matthew Harper. Harper recently hosted a successful grant writing workshop with California Consulting in Orange County.

California Consulting LLC Upcomming Grant Announcement: US Department of Education: Carol M. White Physical Education Program

Department of EducationU.S. Department of Education: Carol M. White Physical Education Program


Deadline, May 13, 2016 (tentative date – grant not yet announced)

Amount: $47 Million allocated to entire program

Match: None

Eligibility: Local educational agencies (LEA’s) and community-based organizations

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including before school, after school, and summer programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state’s standards for physical


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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).

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