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California Consulting is pleased to welcome Chris Bowen as our newest Associate

Christopher Nikhil Bowen has nearly 10 years’ experience in business, public policy, and political advocacy. He currently serves as California Consulting’s Southern California Associate and is the Chairman of the West Hollywood Transportation Commission.
Bowen framed political messaging of private property-related initiatives and legislation locally and statewide with media and elected officials as the Deputy Communications Director for the Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®. In 2018 Bowen served as the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) Polling Committee Chair, where he was able to increase membership input to elevate the prioritization of housing issues for additional advocacy efforts.
As a political consultant, Bowen has run local and countywide campaigns in the Los Angeles area including Jeffrey Prang’s successful bid to become LA County Assessor, as well as campaigns in West Hollywood and Culver City.
Bowen’s experience as a lobbyist and communications professional provides him a keen understanding of how businesses and government interact.
Bowen served as a Graduate Fellow for Former Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-CA) as well as a Legislative Intern for U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) in Washington D.C.
Bowen holds a Master’s Degree in Political Theory from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics with a Minor in History from Marymount University, conducted his post-baccalaureate at Oxford University and studied abroad at Institut Catholique de Paris. He lives in West Hollywood with his husband and their 2 dogs.

California Consulting releases the Most Popular Municipal Grants List for September 2019. Please click to view the full list below

Popular Municipal Grant Opportunities

Updated as of September 1, 2019

  1. U.S. Soccer Foundation: Safe Places to Play

Deadlines: September 27, 2019 (LOI)

https://ussoccerfoundation.org/grants/safe-places-to-play-grant-application-process/

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: WaterSMART Grants: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2020-21

Deadline: September 30, 2020

https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/index.html

  • California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD): Community Development Block Grant Program for Non-Entitlement Jurisdictions

Deadline: September 30, 2019 at 5:00 PM PDT

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cdbg.shtml#purpose

  • California Natural Resources Agency: Recreational Trails and Greenways Grant Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: October 11, 2019

  • CalTrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program and Strategic Partnerships

Deadline: October 11, 2019

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/transportation-planning/regional-planning/sustainable-transportation-planning-grants

  • CalRecycle: Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program

Deadline: October 31, 2019; January 30, 2020

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/TDA/FY201920/

  • California Housing and Community Development: Senate Bill 2 Planning Grant Program

Deadline: November 30, 2019

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/planning-grants.shtml

  • U.S. Department of Commerce: FY 2019 EDA Disaster Supplemental

Deadline: Continuous

https://www.eda.gov/

  • Economic Development Administration –Planning Program and Technical Assistance Program

Deadline: Continuous
https://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/

  1. Economic Development Administration (EDA)/U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC): FY 2017 Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Programs
    Deadline: Continuous until new solicitation published
    http://www.eda.gov/funding-opportunities/ and

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290874

  1. California Department of Parks and Recreation: Regional Parks Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: TBD – Draft guidelines will be posted for public review in 2019

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=29940

  1. California Department of Parks and Recreation: Rural Recreation and Tourism Program (Proposition 68)

Deadline: TBD – Draft guidelines are posted and open for comment through October 31, 2019

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28439

  1. Land Water Conservation Fund

Deadline: TBD (Next round in 2020)

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21360

  1. CalRecycle: Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

Deadline: TBD – Likely October 2019

https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/Pavement/

  1. California Department of Housing and Community Development: Community Development Block Program (CDBG)

Deadline: TBD – Next deadline not yet released

http://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cdbg.shtml

  1. CalTrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 5                    

Deadline: Application window is closed. Cycle 5 will be released Spring 2020.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/LocalPrograms/atp/

  1. CalTrans: Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 10

Deadline: TBD – Likely April/May 2020

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

CC INC is honored that Westminster School District has asked us to provide grant writing services. We look forward to collaborating with the district to help transform their vision into their legacy. Thank you, Westminster School District!

CC INC is honored that Westminster School District has asked us to provide grant writing services. We look forward to collaborating with the district to help transform their vision into their legacy. Thank you, Westminster School District!