Retired from the State of California in December 2016. During Janet’s 35 years of State service she had various work experiences. Particularly of foremost meaning to her, was her 16 years involved in various financing and grant activities that supported the betterment of communities. Starting in the year 2000, eight years of Janet’s career provided her with bond financing experience with the California Office of the State Treasurer, Pollution Control Financing Authority. In 2008, she began working as a manager for the Department of Housing and Community Development where she applied her financing experience and knowledge for the Infill Infrastructure Grant Program (IIG). IIG provides funds through Proposition 1C for infrastructure improvements in support of housing in primarily urban areas across California.
During her final three years with the Department of Housing and Community Development she took on the role as manager in the federally funded Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). This provided her with an expanded knowledge of the variety of needs in underserved rural communities. Knowledge gained at CDBG included the application process and point score criteria required by the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD), as well as the contract management performance requirements to be perfored by local jurisdictions in order to obtain funds. As part of the duties in CDBG, Janet along with staff provided one on one guidance as well as group overview sessions with jurisdiction staff on the allowable funding activities under the CDBG Program and requirements necessary for approval of funding.
Overall the 16 years of working in both state and federal funding programs has provided Janet with considerable knowledge of grant and financing activities and requirements when applying for funds through State of California agencies.