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California Consulting Partners with USC Center for the Political Future

California Consulting Partners with USC Center for the Political Future

California Consulting and USC Center for the Political Future partnered during the COVID19 shelter at home order to secure interns for their summer program. California Consulting CEO Steve Samuelian worked with the USC staff to secure ten summer internships for students‎ with federal, state, county, and city local elected official offices. Providing valuable hands-on experience for ten deserving students that wish to learn about public policy.

The internship program at the USC Center for the Political Future helps students gain hands-on experience, build relationships in the world of politics, and hone their soft and hard skills to help them throughout their professional careers. You can find more information about the Internship program here.

California Consulting is continually striving to support the community during the COVID 19 pandemic. This is one way to further the community’s progress once the stay at home order is lifted and everything returns to normal.

The Center for the Political Future (CPF)

The USC Center for the Political Future (CPF) combines rigorous intellectual inquiry, teaching, and practical politics to advance civil dialogue and research that transcends partisan divisions and finds solutions to pressing national and global challenges. Our events, programs, scholarships, and internships inspire and train students for careers in public service and lifetimes of civic engagement. Integral to the Center for the Political Future, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics is dedicated to bridging the academic study of politics with practical experience in the field. The Unruh Institute serves students by giving them the opportunity to be politically active and civically engaged through internships, scholarships, and professional development.

California Consulting, Inc.

California Consulting, Inc. has a solid reputation for hard work and a commitment to success for its clients. California Consulting is the largest grant writing firm in California. With offices in Southern California, Northern California and Central California, we have more than 90 clients statewide. We have 25 members of our team from Chico in the North, to Los Angeles in the South. California Consulting has developed an expertise in representing public agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations. We have secured over $1.5 billion for our clients since inception through grant writing and lobbying efforts combined.

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California Consulting Welcomes Jake Whitaker as Project Manager

California Consulting is pleased to welcome Jake Whitaker as our new Project Manager. Jake is excited to join the California Consulting team as a Project Manager with several years of experience as a grant writer.

He first discovered his passion for grant writing while assisting a colleague with an emergency shelter grant. Jake has written numerous successful grant applications on behalf of government agencies and non-profits for highly competitive state and federal funding. These awards include the Board of State and Community Corrections’s (BSCC) Justice Assistance Grant and Youth Reinvestment Grant, the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Justice and Mental Health Collaboration grant and the Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision grant, and the Office of Emergency Services’s (CalOES) the Transitional Housing (XH) Program, Elder Abuse (XE) Program, Emergency Shelter (KE) Program, Violence Against Women Vertical Prosecution (VV) Program, and the Victim Advocacy in Detention Facilities (KA) Program.
Jake currently serves as a Board Member for the Woodland Joint Unified School District, his hometown where he grew up and went to school. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant in the Oregon State Assembly while attending college, with a focus on agriculture and education policy. Since a young age, he aspired to be a public servant.

After graduating from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Jake returned home and spent five years working for the Yolo County District Attorney. During this time, he honed his skills as a grant writer and program analyst. He specialized in obtaining funding for programs that provide alternatives to traditional prosecution using restorative justice, enhance services for victims of crime, and address the intersection of poverty, mental health, and addiction with the criminal justice system. Jake also has a strong background in program design and evaluation.


“The most satisfying part of being a grant writer is that when you do your job well, the things that you write on paper become reality. It’s an incredible feeling. It’s an opportunity to help organizations obtain resources to improve their communities, and that’s why I love this line of work.”

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA: FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental (AFG-S) Application Opens April 28, 2020

California Consulting is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA: FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental (AFG-S) application opens April 28, 2020.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA: FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID 19 Supplemental (AFG-S)

Application Period Opens: April 28, 2020

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Amount: The population of the jurisdiction served by the recipient will determine the maximum amount of AFG-S funding a recipient is eligible to receive but no recipient may receive an award that exceeds one (1) percent of available grant funds in FY2020, or $1,000,000.

Match: In general, eligible applicants shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out an AFG-S award in an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant awarded. Exceptions apply to entities serving smaller communities: 1) Jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer – 5%; 2) Jurisdictions of more than 20,000 but not more than 1 million, 10%

Eligibility: Fire Departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies

https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program

Summary: Supplemental funding under AFG. The objectives of the AFG-S program are to provide critically needed resources that equip personnel to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and support community resilience. All activities under this solicitation are limited to the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes reimbursement for expenditures made since Jan. 1, 2020.

California Consulting announces the CalTrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 5 has been released.

California Consulting announces the CalTrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 5 has been released.

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Amount: Minimum funding request is $250,000 (Non-infrastructure projects, Safe Routes to Schools projects, Recreational Trails projects, and Planning projects are exempt from this and may apply for smaller amounts).

Match: None required

Eligibility: cities, counties, county transportation commissions, regional transportation planning agencies, MPOs, school districts, and transit districts

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/active-transportation-program/cycle5

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California Consulting Announces TreePeople Resource Opportunities to Support Online Education, Activities, and Resources for Communities

Dear California Consulting Clients and Friends,

We are heartened by the people, communities and businesses stepping up during this pandemic. As such, it is with great pleasure to inform you that one of California Consulting Inc. favorite non-profit clients, TreePeople, has launched a multilingual, virtual platform to engage the millions of us now at home 24/7.

TreePeople environmental programs have been engaging students and communities with nature for nearly 50 years. That experience is now available online through these fun, interactive initiatives:

  • Learn at Home with TreePeople is a free-to-all online program aimed to support kids, teachers, adults and families through engaging weekly content covering a wide range of environmental topics including TreePeople’s award-winning Eco-tours in nature.
  • Plant at Home with TreePeople delivers trees and plants to doorsteps and safely guides people remotely on how to plant and care for those trees in their own backyards and neighborhoods. 
  • TreePeople Virtual Classrooms partners with school districts to join existing virtual classrooms or conduct a virtual classroom for grades 6-12 on various environmental topics focused on waste, water, and forestry.

Everyone can freely access Learn at Home with TreePeople at no cost by visiting www.treepeople.org/learnathome. If you are interested in partnering with or sponsoring either of these initiatives, we encourage you to contact Ezekiel Schlais of TreePeople directly at eschlais@treepeople.org or 530-492-0241.

For your information, the TreePeople sponsorship information is below.

Sincerely,

Steve Samuelian, CEO

California Consulting, Inc.

214 Main St. Suite 102

El Segundo CA 90245

Ph: 323-728-9002www.californiaconsulting.org

California Consulting Announces the release of the U.S. Department of Justice: BJA FY20 Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program

U.S. Department of Justice: BJA FY 20 Preventing School Violence: BJA’s STOP School Violence Program

Deadline: June 9, 2020

Amount: Up to $2 million

Match: No

Eligibility: States, counties, cities, independent school districts, tribal governments, nonprofits, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education

https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/bja-2020-17312

BJA’s STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence. The goal of this program is to address specific areas of concern related to preventing and reducing school violence. The program’s objective is to increase school safety by implementing training and school threat assessments and/or intervention teams to identify school violence risks among students; technological solutions such as anonymous reporting technology that can be implemented as a mobile phone-based app, a hotline, or a website in the applicant’s geographic area to enable students, teachers, faculty, and community members to anonymously identify threats of school violence; or other school safety strategies that assist in preventing violence.

California Consulting announces the CalTrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 5 has been released.

California Consulting announces the CalTrans: Active Transportation Program (ATP) Grant Statewide Cycle 5 has been released.

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Amount: Minimum funding request is $250,000 (Non-infrastructure projects, Safe Routes to Schools projects, Recreational Trails projects, and Planning projects are exempt from this and may apply for smaller amounts).

Match: None required

Eligibility: cities, counties, county transportation commissions, regional transportation planning agencies, MPOs, school districts, and transit districts

https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/fed-and-state-programs/active-transportation-program/cycle5

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