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  1. 1. California Consulting, LLCCalifornia Consulting, LLC The largest and most effectiveThe largest and most effective grant writing companygrant writing company in the Statein the State
  2. 2. ∗ Founded in 2004 California Consulting, LLC has increasingly gained a reputation for hard work and a commitment to success for our clients. With more than 75 clients statewide, California Consulting’s success has translated into rapid and unprecedented growth. ∗ California Consulting has developed an expertise in representing public agencies, private companies and non- profit organizations. We have contracts with 25 cities, 50 school districts, charter schools, non-profits and others. About California ConsultingAbout California Consulting 207/09/13
  3. 3. TestimonialTestimonial “Lynwood Unified has been very pleased with California Consulting. The company is responsive, and pays attention to detail. We have been impressed with their grant writers and are pleased to work with them." Ed Velasquez Superintendent, Lynwood USD 307/09/13
  4. 4. ∗ California Consulting regularly organizes trips to Sacramento for our clients. We organize full-day meetings with key State Agencies with available grant monies. ∗ Our team makes weekly trips to Sacramento to stay in constant contact with State Agencies and Legislators regarding available funding. A Sacramento PresenceA Sacramento Presence 407/09/13
  5. 5. ∗ Needs Assessment: California Consulting staff meets with clients to identify priority projects, needs, objectives and tangible goals. Based on our knowledge of Federal, State, and private funding opportunities, staff closely monitors funding opportunities that best fit your needs. Services ProvidedServices Provided 507/09/13
  6. 6. ∗ Grant Writing: Our grant writers have written 471 competitive Federal, State and private foundation applications, for our clients, that have been funded since 2004. 471 Funded Applications471 Funded Applications 607/09/13
  7. 7. ∗ Grant Administration: Following the awarding of a grant, post-award compliance is addressed. California Consulting staff has extensive experience in the area of grants administration, evaluation, and post-award reporting. We will assist you and your staff in meeting all post- award requirements. Services ProvidedServices Provided 707/09/13
  8. 8. California Consulting LLC: ∗Manage all aspects of an organization’s grant writing program including drafting the applications, submission and administration. ∗Develop highly competitive grant applications with a team of experienced professional grant writers. ∗Help in alleviating the burden on general fund by generating revenue for our clients. ∗Secure more money that what we are paid. ∗Generate over $1.4 billion for our clients. A Record of SuccessA Record of Success 807/09/13
  9. 9. ReferencesReferences ∗ Ron Bates, City Manager City of Pico Rivera ∗ Rene Bobadilla, City Manager City of Huntington Park ∗ Stan Dobbs, Chief Business Official San Diego Unified School District 07/09/1307/09/13
  10. 10. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ Bear Mountain Recreation & Park District ∗ County of Fresno ∗ County of Kern ∗ County of Merced ∗ City of Avenal ∗ City of Atwater ∗ City of Chino ∗ City of Chowchilla ∗ City of Coalinga ∗ City of Commerce ∗ City of Compton ∗ City of Delano ∗ City of Downey ∗ City of Farmersville ∗ City of Fowler ∗ City of Fresno Redevelopment Agency ∗ City of Greenfield ∗ City of Gridley ∗ City of Hughson ∗ City of Huntington Park ∗ City of Kerman ∗ City of Lancaster ∗ City of Lemoore ∗ City of Lindsay ∗ City of Los Angeles ∗ City of Lynwood ∗ City of McFarland ∗ City of Manhattan Beach ∗ City of Modesto ∗ City of Montebello ∗ City of Monterey Park ∗ City of Newman ∗ City of Orange Cove ∗ City of Parlier Government AgenciesGovernment Agencies 07/09/1307/09/13
  11. 11. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ City of Patterson ∗ City of Porterville ∗ City of Rancho Cordova ∗ City of Ridgecrest ∗ City of Salinas ∗ City of San Joaquin ∗ City of Tehachapi ∗ City of Tracy ∗ City of Vernon ∗ City of Waterford ∗ City of Yuba City ∗ The Latino Mayors & Local Elected Officials Coalition of Fresno County ∗ Fresno Council of Governments (all 15 cities in Fresno County) ∗ Fresno County Workforce Investment Board ∗ Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission ∗ Kern Council of Governments (COG) ∗ Kingsburg Medical Center ∗ Madera Irrigation District ∗ Malaga County Water District ∗ McFarland Recreation & Park District ∗ Santa Nella County Water District ∗ Sand City ∗ Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler Co. Sanitation Dist. ∗ Southwest Transportation Agency ∗ Veterans of Foreign Wars – Dept. of California Government AgenciesGovernment Agencies continued…continued… 1107/09/13
  12. 12. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ Agape Charter School ∗ Alameda County Office of Ed. ∗ Alisal Union School District ∗ Alum Rock Elementary District (San Jose) ∗ Armona Union ESD ∗ Arvin Union School District ∗ Ballico-Cressey USD ∗ Bassett USD ∗ Big Creek School District ∗ Calexico USD ∗ Caruthers USD ∗ Castro Valley USD ∗ Central USD ∗ Central Union School District ∗ Chawankee USD ∗ Coalinga-Huron USD ∗ Compton USD ∗ Corcoran USD ∗ Delano USD ∗ Dixon USD ∗ Earlimart SD ∗ El Rancho USD ∗ Elk Hills School District ∗ Fairfax Elementary School District ∗ Farmersville USD ∗ Firebaugh Las Deltas USD ∗ Fowler USD ∗ Galt Joint Union High School District ∗ Garvey School District ∗ Greenfield USD ∗ Hacienda La Puente Unified School District ∗ Hayward USD Public EducationPublic Education 1207/09/13
  13. 13. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ iLEAD Charter School ∗ Kerman USD ∗ Kingsburg Elementary Charter SD ∗ Kings Canyon USD ∗ Kings County Office at Education ∗ Laton USD ∗ Lemoore Union High SD ∗ Lindsay USD ∗ Lynwood USD ∗ Madera USD ∗ McFarland USD ∗ Mendota USD ∗ Modoc County Office of Education ∗ Newman-Crows Landing USD ∗ Patterson USD ∗ Pixley USD ∗ Reef-Sunset USD ∗ Rialto USD ∗ Ripon USD ∗ Rowland USD ∗ Salinas City Elementary SD ∗ Salinas Union High School District ∗ San Ardo Unified School District ∗ San Jose Conservation Corps ∗ Santa Cruz Office of Education ∗ SCViCharter School ∗ Selma USD Public Education continued…Public Education continued… 1307/09/13
  14. 14. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ South Whittier Unified ∗ Southern Kern USD ∗ Terra Bella Union Elementary School District ∗ Travis USD ∗ West Covina USD ∗ West Park SD ∗ Westside Unified School District ∗ Whittier City School District 07/09/1307/09/13 Public Education continued…Public Education continued…
  15. 15. TestimonialTestimonial "California Consulting has exceeded our expectations. Their grant writers have helped us bring in more than $5.5 million in State and Federal funds for our School District. Based on our first hand experience, we strongly recommend California Consulting." Rich Merlo Superintendent Corcoran Unified School District 1507/09/13
  16. 16. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ Aarti Petroleum ∗ ADHC of Fresno & Clovis ∗ ADHC of California ∗ Andres Ramos ∗ Adventists Health Care Network ∗ aUniform ∗ Biswas Construction ∗ BKS Energy, LLC ∗ BMB Construction Properties ∗ California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) ∗ Century Builders ∗ Chevron Energy Solutions ∗ Citadel Investment Group ∗ CMQ Associates ∗ Commercial Aviation Services, LLC ∗ Creative Bus Sales ∗ Crescent View Charter High School ∗ E & J Excavation ∗ Eminence Healthcare ∗ Estes Auto Group ∗ Fashion Fair Yogurt ∗ Fun World Auto Sales ∗ G & K Market ∗ Gemstone Foundation ∗ GIG Group USA ∗ Granville Homes, Inc. ∗ Gunner & Andros Investments ∗ Happy Market ∗ Health Care Supply Inc. Private SectorPrivate Sector 1607/09/13
  17. 17. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ Jas Singh Development ∗ L.A. Card Clubs Political Action Comm. ∗ LA Impact ∗ Lantana Investments ∗ Law Offices of Ben Ewell ∗ Mariposa Wine Co. ∗ Martin Land & Development Company ∗ MV Transportation ∗ Myron Smith - Attorney at Law ∗ Nature’s Energy ∗ Nurture by Nature ∗ New Urban Strategies ∗ Piccadilly Square ∗ Precision Engineering ∗ Railex ∗ Revultec ∗ Reynen & Bardis Communities ∗ SilverCreek Properties ∗ Skip Barwick Realty ∗ Spencer Enterprises ∗ Sperry Van Ness ∗ SureFire, LLC ∗ Tri-City Regional Medical Center ∗ T.S. Public Relations ∗ Tutelian and Company ∗ United Development Group ∗ Waste Management ∗ Zane Hammond Construction Private SectorPrivate Sector continued…continued… 1707/09/13
  18. 18. Our ClientsOur Clients ∗ National Hispanic University UniversitiesUniversities 1807/09/13 Non-ProfitsNon-Profits ∗ 211LA County
  19. 19. TestimonialTestimonial “California Consulting has performed very well for the City of Delano. We recommend them highly and have been impressed with their hard work and ability to get things done in Sacramento." Councilmember Grace Vallejo City of Delano 1907/09/13
  20. 20. California Consulting, LLC is a highly-respected statewide firm with prominent clients who have included, but are not limited to: ∗Chevron Energy Solutions ∗The City of Montebello ∗Santa Cruz County Office of Education ∗City of La Habra ∗Creative Bus Sales (California’s largest bus sales company) ∗Hayward Unified School District ∗West Covina Unified School District ∗MV Transportation (the nation's largest para-transit company) ∗Waste Management (the nation’s largest waste hauler) ∗City of Los Angeles Community Development Department The Company We KeepThe Company We Keep 2007/09/13
  21. 21. 1. Kings Canyon Unified $1.4 million CMAQ (buses) / (9 new CNG buses) 2. Kings Canyon Unified $500,000 School Violence Prevention / CDE (Five years of school violence prevention program) 3. Kings Canyon Unified $299,000 Library Literacy Program / Federal ED (Additional librarian and materials for school library in Orange Cove) 4. Kings Canyon Unified School District $1000 Running Track, Playground Cover / CIWMB (Running track and playground cover at four schools) 5. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$184,000 (Library Literary Program/Federal ED/Additional librarian & materials) 6. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$428,728 California Dept. of Education Technology Voucher (Vouchers for equipment & software) Examples of WorkExamples of Work for Kings Canyon USDfor Kings Canyon USD 2107/09/13
  22. 22. 7. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$10 million California Department of Education/Joint Use (Facilities at six school sites) • Zumwalt School project is the construction of a new school. The Joint Use funding provided $1.5 million for a library and $1.5 million for a multi-purpose room. • Grant Middle School was funded $1.5 million for the construction of a gymnasium. • Jefferson Elementary was funded $1 million for the construction of a multi-purpose room. • Reedley High School was funded $2 million for the construction of a library. • Riverview Elementary was funded $1.5 million for the construction of a multi-purpose room. • Dunlap Elementary was funded $1 million for the construction of a multi-purpose room. Examples of WorkExamples of Work for Kings Canyon USDfor Kings Canyon USD 2207/09/13
  23. 23. 8. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$330,000 CDE - (Prop 1D, Dunlap High School) 9. City of Reedley/ Kings Canyon Unified/$990,000 CMAQ - (Joint Transportation Yard) 10. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$321,662 DOE - (Improving Literacy through School Libraries) 11. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$635,400 CMAQ - (3 buses) 12.12. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$200,00Kings Canyon Unified School District/$200,00 Fresno County First 5 FamilyFresno County First 5 Family StrengtheningStrengthening 13.13. Kings Canyon Unified School District/Orange Cove PD/$53,968 COPS –Kings Canyon Unified School District/Orange Cove PD/$53,968 COPS – (Secure(Secure Our Schools)Our Schools) 14.14. Kings Canyon Unified School District/$500,000Kings Canyon Unified School District/$500,000 USD HRSAUSD HRSA Examples of WorkExamples of Work for Kings Canyon USDfor Kings Canyon USD 2307/09/13
  24. 24. Total: $16,542,758Total: $16,542,758 Client Since:Client Since: January 1, 2006January 1, 2006 Working Days:Working Days: 1,6031,603 Dollars per Working Day:Dollars per Working Day: $10,161$10,161 Percentage of Retainer:Percentage of Retainer: 1.54%1.54% Ratio:Ratio: 65 to 165 to 1 Total Paid to CC:Total Paid to CC: $254,507$254,507 Examples of Work for KingsExamples of Work for Kings Canyon USDCanyon USD 07/09/1307/09/13
  25. 25. 1. City of Delano, $150,000 Targeted RAC / California Integrated Waste Management – (Rubberized asphalt on several streets of Delano) 2. City of Delano, $14,350 RAC / CIWMB – (Rubberized asphalt on several streets of Delano) 3. City of Delano, $12,090 City Allotment / Dept. of Conservation – (Beverage recycling city allotment) 4. City of Delano, $99,596 Playground Cover / CIWMB – (Playground cover at every park in Delano) 5. City of Delano, $15,000 Seat Belt Campaign / Office of Traffic Safety – (Officer overtime for seat belt campaign) 6. City of Delano, $300,000 CDBG / Housing and Community Development – (Disaster relief from 2007 freeze) Examples of WorkExamples of Work for The City of Delanofor The City of Delano 2507/09/13
  26. 26. 8. City of Delano, $126,000 CDF - (Beautification Tree Grant) 9. City of Delano, $8,000 CEDAP – (Delano PD) 10.10. City of Delano, $2,000,000 Waste Water Treament –City of Delano, $2,000,000 Waste Water Treament – (State Waste Resources(State Waste Resources Control Board)Control Board) 11.11. City of Delano, $131,225 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance GrantCity of Delano, $131,225 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant 12.12. City of Delano, $276,904 RAC / CIWMB –City of Delano, $276,904 RAC / CIWMB – (Chip Seal)(Chip Seal) 13.13. City of Delano, $423,134 COPS Hiring Recovery ProgramCity of Delano, $423,134 COPS Hiring Recovery Program 14.14. City of Delano, $31,924 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance GrantCity of Delano, $31,924 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant 15.15. City of Delano, $733,210 Neighborhood Stabilization ProgramCity of Delano, $733,210 Neighborhood Stabilization Program 16.16. City of Delano, $31,350 REMOVECity of Delano, $31,350 REMOVE 17.17. City of Delano, $36,872 Baseball Tomorrow FundCity of Delano, $36,872 Baseball Tomorrow Fund Examples of WorkExamples of Work for The City of Delanofor The City of Delano 2607/09/13
  27. 27. 16.16. City of Delano, $379,650 Southern California Edison Local GovernmentCity of Delano, $379,650 Southern California Edison Local Government Strategic PlanStrategic Plan 17. City of Delano, $1,854 Office of Traffic Safety – (Click It or Ticket Mini Grant) 18. City of Delano, $31,442 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant 19. City of Delano, $144,625 CalRecycle Tire-Derived Grant 20. City of Delano, $23,199 BJA Justice Assistance Grant 21. City of Delano, $250,000 Disaster Recovery Initiative 22. City of Delano, $1,000,000 Housing and Community Development – (Emergency Housing and Capital Development) Examples of WorkExamples of Work for The City of Delanofor The City of Delano 2707/09/13
  28. 28. Total: : $6,220,425Total: : $6,220,425 Client Since: 2008 Working Days: 1,690 Dollar per Working Day: $3,570 Percentage of Retainer: 3.01% Ratio: 33 to 1 Examples of WorkExamples of Work for The City of Delanofor The City of Delano 2807/09/13
  29. 29. Meet the StaffMeet the Staff A California-based Grant Writing and GovernmentA California-based Grant Writing and Government Affairs Firm that Delivers ResultsAffairs Firm that Delivers Results
  30. 30. California Consulting, LLC Owner Steve Samuelian has held various leadership posts during a career spanning almost 25 years. ∗Former State Assembly Member ∗Former Senior Congressional Aide at Federal Level (8 years) ∗Has served on various boards, commissions and leadership posts ∗Highly regarded in public policy, local government and education circles across California ∗Has been a guest on various local, State and national radio, television and newspaper outlets Steve SamuelianSteve Samuelian OwnerOwner 3007/09/13
  31. 31. TestimonialTestimonial "California Consulting works hard to represent their clients. It is their hard work ethic, responsiveness, and attention to detail that has made them so successful at securing funding for clients. I recommend them without hesitation." Former Mayor Dennis Donohue City of Salinas 3107/09/13
  32. 32. Juan Garza II, Chief Operating Officer of California Consulting, LLC, brings a wide range of experience in law, municipal finance, and local government. ∗B.A. from UCLA and Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho. ∗Former Press Aide for a U. S. Congressman. ∗Served as Assistant Vice President to a financial advisory firm. ∗Served as an Investment Banker to an investment banking firm. Juan Garza IIJuan Garza II Chief Operating OfficerChief Operating Officer 3207/09/13
  33. 33. ∗ Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles, Summa Cum Laude and has completed his Master of Arts degree in History at California State University Fresno, also Summa Cum Laude ∗ Has written 210 Federal, State and private foundation grant applications ∗ Has taught credited courses at CSU Fresno, as well as working as a writing tutor and supplemental history instructor at Fresno City College Tristan ShampTristan Shamp Grants ManagerGrants Manager 3307/09/13
  34. 34. ∗ Twenty-four years experience working on grants for the State’s fifth largest City in California. ∗ Has written approximately 110 Federal, State and private foundation grant applications. ∗ Former Major in Military and current instructor at the University of Phoenix. ∗ Earned his B.A. and M.B.A. ∗ Served as a grant writer for the City of Fresno Police Department & Public Works Department. Robert GarciaRobert Garcia Director of GrantsDirector of Grants 3407/09/13
  35. 35. ∗ Responsible for grant research, grant identification and grant writing ∗ B.A. in International Relations, emphasis in Political Science and minor in Philosophy from Pepperdine University ∗ Worked in the office of a U.S. Congressman ∗ Taught at San Joaquin Valley College ∗ Worked in Washington D.C. for the Guatemala Human Rights Commission ∗ Has written 180 competitive Federal, State and private foundation grant applications, many of which have been funded Danielle SoteloDanielle Sotelo Project ManagerProject Manager 3507/09/13
  36. 36. ∗ Experience includes working with the State’s fifth largest city Attorney’s Office where she supported three Senior Deputy City Attorney’s in the Advisory Unit ∗ Has over 8 years of experience in the legal field in the areas of immigration, civil litigation and land use ∗ Has a combined experience of over 10 years in the Finance and Human Resource industries ∗ Assists owner Steve Samuelian with various special projects, scheduling and organizational duties Shari HerboldShari Herbold Office ManagerOffice Manager 3607/09/13
  37. 37. TestimonialTestimonial "When projects need funding it is often California Consulting that gets the call. They have proven very successful at generating much- needed dollars for our local communities and I commend them for their effective work. We need more hard working companies that care about our communities like California Consulting." Henry Perea Supervisor Fresno County 3707/09/13
  38. 38. ∗An appointee of Former Mayor Villaraigosa to the City of L.A. East Area Planning of Commission. ∗Has extensive experience as a grant writer working with federal, state, and private foundation grants. ∗Previously served as the Chief Deputy for L.A. City Councilman Mike Hernandez. ∗Has written many grants dealing with issues such as at-risk youth and gang violence prevention to education. ∗Earned his B.A. from the University of La Verne. David MarquezDavid Marquez Project ManagerProject Manager 3807/09/13
  39. 39. ∗ Earned BA in Art from California State University, Fresno ∗ Earned MA in linguistics and Language Development from San Jose State University. ∗ Holds a certificate in Grant Writing and Administration from California State University, Fresno. ∗ Holds a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from California State University East Bay. ∗ Prior to joining CC, Gary served as Director of Product Development at SNAP! Learning and has taught English and Linguistics since 2001 for the State Center Community College. ∗ Gary has written 31 grants to date. Gary RogersGary Rogers Project ManagerProject Manager 3907/09/13
  40. 40. ∗ Earned Bachelor of Science from California State University, Sacramento, where she studied Health Science-Administrative Health Care. ∗ Prior to joining California Consulting, Jessica’s grant writing experience included EDD funds, WIA Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy, Step Up grants, WIA Title IB Adult/Dislocated Worker and Youth, Welfare-to-Work, WIA 167 NFJP, gang prevention & teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) grants, and career and technical education/training grants (including Green and Healthcare industries). ∗ Jessica has been dubbed a “Green Specialist” due to her expertise securing grant money for projects related to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). ∗ Jessica has written 45 competitive federal, state and private foundation applications. ∗ She has secured over $6 million in grant monies since 2008. Jessica RowleyJessica Rowley Grant ConsultantGrant Consultant 4007/09/13
  41. 41. ∗ Prior to joining California Consulting, Ron served as Grants Coordinator to Silicon Valley FACES. ∗ Also, served as Executive Director for the Manilatown Heritage Foundation as well as Vision New America. He also served as Director at the Japanese Community Youth Council’s TRIO Upward Bound in San Francisco. ∗ Ron currently serves on the Mission College and De Anza College’s Community Advisory Committees. ∗ He is, also, a national trustee representing Northern California on the Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society. ∗ A multi-faceted individual who creatively utilizes his wealth of experience as an educator, performing artist, musician, community activist, historian and advocate for children and youth to bring a lifetime of wisdom to the work he performs. Ron MurieraRon Muriera Bay Area/NorCal CoordinatorBay Area/NorCal Coordinator 4107/09/13
  42. 42. ∗ Earned BA in English from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. ∗ Earned MA in Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. ∗ Prior to joining California Consulting, Lance served as a School Principal for fifteen years. ∗ His emphasis/focus is on grant research and administration. ∗ Lance has written between 20 and 25 grants to date. Lance TullisLance Tullis Grant CoordinatorGrant Coordinator 4207/09/13
  43. 43. ∗ Holds Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. ∗ Holds Masters Degree in Latin American Studies with a certificate in Leadership in Sustainability from the Anderson School at UCLA. ∗ As a Graduate student, she was intern to the Chief Operating Officer at the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. ∗ Prior to joining California Consulting, Cedar served as Program Coordinator for the Community Market Conversion. Cedar LandsmanCedar Landsman Project ManagerProject Manager 4307/09/13
  44. 44. ∗ Dr. Abajian holds a Multiple Subject and Special Education Teaching Credential from the State of California. ∗ Prior to joining California Consulting, Wendy was contracted by a Non-Public Agency (NPA) provider to serve as Consultant to LAUSD, the San Fernando Valley Regional Center and to perform duties of an Inclusion Specialist to a Charter School. ∗ Her emphasis/focus is on Education ∗ Appointee of Governor Deukmejian and Pete Wilson as Advisory Board Member to Protection and Advocacy Inc. and Lanterman State Hospital serving two terms. Wendy AbajianWendy Abajian Senior ConsultantSenior Consultant 4407/09/13
  45. 45. ∗ Earned BA from California State University, Los Angeles. ∗ MS from California State University, Fullerton in Education with an emphasis on Reading. ∗ MA from California State University, Los Angeles in Educational Administration. ∗ More than 18 years in Education holding several titles: teacher, peer-coach and (grant) administrator. ∗ Grant Management experience spans over 8 years. ∗ Served as Grant Writer for School District. ∗ Specializes in federal and state grants. ∗ Secured close to 2 million in grant awards. Linda RamirezLinda Ramirez Project ManagerProject Manager 4507/09/13
  46. 46. ∗ Received an AA from East Los Angeles College. Earned BA in Political Science from University of Southern California. First in his family to graduate from college. Proud graduate of Bishop Amat Memorial High School. ∗ Paul has served the Bassett Unified School District (BUSD) as a School Board Member since 2001. ∗ Previous experience includes serving as Legislative Analyst for a law firm. Also, worked as Grants Administrator to city administration. Paul SolanoPaul Solano Project MangerProject Manger 4607/09/13
  47. 47. ∗ Served as Field Deputy for City of L.A. for six years. Helped draft and enforce city ordinances. Created and contributed to the First Council District Newsletter. ∗ Served as Field Representative to Assembly District 49 with an emphasis on Transportation and Infrastructure. ∗ Served as Field Representative to Senate District 24 with an emphasis on Education and East LA City Hood viability. ∗ Earned BA in English Literature from California State University, Los Angeles. ∗ As a consultant, worked with PG&E, SoCal Gas, METRO, CA Department of Insurance. Monica AlemanMonica Aleman Administrative AssistantAdministrative Assistant 07/09/1307/09/13
  48. 48. TestimonialTestimonial "California Consulting is well respected in the halls of the State Capitol. The connections, knowledge of the legislative and funding process, and hard work has made them one of California's most sought after lobbying and grant writing companies." Mayor Pro Tem Victor P. Lopez City of Orange Cove 4807/09/13
  49. 49. ∗Has more than 15 years of experience in grant writing for non- profit organizations, freelance writing and reporting for newspapers and magazines. ∗Served as Development Coordinator for an organization in the Rocky Mountains in which her grant writing and fundraising led to the creation of a home for at-risk and homeless adolescent girls. ∗Earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. ∗Earned her Master’s degree from the University of Montana. Dana LeuschDana Leusch Grants ConsultantGrants Consultant 4907/09/13
  50. 50. ∗15-year career in local government, at the city and county level. ∗Extensive experience working with federal, state, and private foundation grants. ∗Served 5 years working for the L.A. County Community Development Commission. ∗Served as staff member for the City of Anaheim Redevelopment Agency for the last 10 years. ∗Earned his B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. ∗Received dual degrees in Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Planning from the University of Southern California. Eduardo HernandezEduardo Hernandez Project ManagerProject Manager 5007/09/13
  51. 51. ∗Has experience in education arena for 17 years. ∗Has written a variety of grants, with expertise in dropout prevention, early intervention, and student success. ∗Served as a reader for the Department of Education for 16 years. ∗Served as a California Department of Education grant reader for 16 years. ∗Earned her B.A. from Bringham Young University. ∗Earned her Master of Arts from Azuz Pacific University. ∗Has a Multiple Subject Credential and an Administrator Tier 1 Credential. Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter Project ManagerProject Manager 5107/09/13
  52. 52. TestimonialTestimonial "We are pleased that we retained California Consulting. In a very short period of time, California Consulting has been very effective in assessing our needs and submitting grants quickly. They have an experienced and hard working team of grant writers and I recommend them without hesitation.” William M. Molinari City of Montebello Councilmember 5207/09/13
  53. 53. ∗ 15+ years of grant writing experience ∗ Served as the grant writer for Butte County Office of Education and Chico Unified School District, among other entities ∗ Served as a grant reviewer for the California Department of Education for the 21st Century Grant, ASES Grant and Healthy Start Grants ∗ Specializes in federal, state and private foundation education grants such as Healthy Start, Healthy Outreach, Carol M. White PEP, Community College Connect grants, Early Childhood Grant for pre-schools, and many more ∗ Has secured over $21 million in education grants Amy ChristiansonAmy Christianson Senior Grant Writing Consultant for EducationSenior Grant Writing Consultant for Education 07/09/1307/09/13
  54. 54. TestimonialTestimonial "We are very pleased with California Consulting. They have helped generate millions of dollars in grant monies for our district and have excellent relationships in Sacramento. I recommend them strongly." Juan Garza Superintendent Kings Canyon Unified Superintendent 5407/09/13
  55. 55. Bill MartinezBill Martinez Grant ConsultantGrant Consultant 07/09/13 7/1/2013 55 ∗ MA in City & Regional Planning from John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University. BA in History from California State University, Long Beach. ∗ Previous Director of Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles. ∗ Former Executive Director of Eureka Communities Los Angeles, a learning fellowship of non-profit Executive Directors ∗ Board of Directors of San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corp.; All Peoples Christian Center; Peace Over Violence; Cornerstone Theater Company; Advisory Board the Gang Violence Bridging Project and Renewing Democracy Through Racial/Cultural Reconciliation.
  56. 56. Veronica AguasVeronica Aguas Grant ConsultantGrant Consultant 07/09/13 6/28/2013 56 ∗ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and English Literature ∗ Worked in municipal programs for over 10 years writing grants and managing grant funded projects and programs. ∗ Directed the grants department for a Southern California based grant writing company specializing in Federal, state and local funding administration. ∗ Her work focused on Los Angeles County transportation priorities and projects with multiple agencies such as Caltrans and Metro. ∗ Her efforts include: $8.7 million Metro Call for Projects grant award for freeway expansion, $2.7 million for major corridor beautification, designated federal appropriations, and numerous safety improvement projects varying in grant funds from $100,000 to $850,000
  57. 57. Phone: (323) 728-9002 Montebello Office Phone: (559) 244-0801 Fresno Office Website: 576/28/2013