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1/14/16 -California Consulting LLC Participates in a Water Symposium, hosted by the Association of California Water Agencies in Sacramento

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California Consulting participated in a water symposium today, hosted by the Association of California Water Agencies in Sacramento. High-level attendees included Secretary John Laird, Cal. Natural Resources Agency; Secretary Matthew Rodriguez, CalEPA, and Secretary Karen Ross, Cal. Dept. of Food and Agriculture, as well as Governor Brown, who gave the introductory address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11416 prop 1AGovernor Brown and State officials lauded the $4 billion in water projects awarded through the Prop. 1 water bond. “That’s a lot, but we still have a lot to do,” said Gov. Brown. Gov. Brown mentioned that this year, they intend to continue, through state agencies, to allot critical funding to update outdated water systems, including ground and storm water projects, conveyance, storage, desalination, recycling and wastewater treatment.

Brown also reviewed key updates to the 2016 California Water Action Plan, currently being finalized, calling it a critical roadmap for the future. “Some plans sit on the shelf,” said Wade Crowfoot, Deputy Cabinet Secretary. “This is not that plan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If your City or water district is interested in seeking Prop. 1 funding for planning or implementation of large-scale water projects, please contact us.

California Consulting LLC Client Receives $100,000 for San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District “New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase” Grant

Coalinga Huron LOGOCalifornia Consulting Client, Coalinga Huron Unified School District, was awarded their San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District “New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Purchase” grant for $100,000! Congratulations to Coalinga Huron Unified School District and Ann Vermel, California Consulting Senior Project Manager-Central California, who wrote the application.

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Release: January 2016 (Draft guidance now available for public comment)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.