In July, California Consulting Inc. CEO Steve Samuelian, Senior Project Manager Danielle Sotelo, and Project Manager Karen Simpson held a conference call with top leaders of the California State Parks and Recreation OGALS office in Sacramento. The topic of the call was grant funding and details regarding the recently approved State Parks Bond.
The bond provides for approximately $255 million in competitive grants through the Statewide Parks program which will be similar to the previous Prop.84 funding. After the first round of $255 million is awarded there is a likelihood of additional rounds of funding. Hearings and workshops will be held across the State to help gain input before the guidelines are finalized. It is likely there will be a component of funding for disadvantaged communities. Under the previous Prop. 84 the maximum award per project was $5 million. Again, guidelines for this program have not yet been finalized. The approximate due date for the applications will be February/March 2019 with approximate award announcements around July 2019. In addition to the competitive statewide parks program grant described above, there will also be a per capita automatic allocation for every jurisdiction. Although there are other smaller grant opportunities associated with the new bond, the Statewide Parks program that we will be due in Feb./March of 2019 is the major competitive grant program. Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact California Consulting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-728-9002