About Us







Evan Brooks Associates, Inc. (EBA) is a full-service strategic planning firm offering project management, grant writing, multimodal studies, community outreach, and environmental compliance services for public agencies to assist in achieving their desired capital program, operations efficiency, and project development goals.

Our unique understanding of federal, state, and local grant funding procedures and processes enables us to oversee all phases of grant-funded projects, from conception, funding acquisition, and public outreach, to overseeing the implementation and completion of the project.


As a team of project managers, planners, and community outreach specialists, we are entrusted to solve real issues. That is why our approach is focused on learning directly from our work’s beneficiaries and engaging all stakeholders so they can be a part of the creative and collaborative solution.

While the complexity, locations or communities may vary, our dedicated practice to integrate safe, well-planned projects that infuse and solve community concerns remains constant.


Our team members are practitioners of New Urbanist principles. We believe streets should be designed as quality public spaces that accommodate different travel modes rather than being designed primarily for the convenience and efficiency of a single mode.  Streets, squares, and transit hubs should be safe, comfortable, and interesting, especially for the pedestrian and bicyclist.

Our multi-modal planning expertise has assisted several public agencies realize their communities’ potential, while our grant writing and community outreach specialties have helped shape communities throughout California – transforming spaces into places and places into destinations. 


“Thank you for your very hard work and expertise composing the grant responses and materials, obtaining the pictures, maps, and all the necessary background information as well as putting the grant applications together and pushing us to ensure they were submitted on time.”

Lillian Burkenheim Silver,
Director of Planning and Economic Development

EcoRapid Transit

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your time and efforts. The high level of care that you placed in projects research, regular communications and preparing quality applications have been notable. So I would like to express our appreciation of your work.”

Heba El-Guindy,
City Traffic Engineer

City of Stockton

“It is challenging to find good grant writers...sometimes we end up doing most of the work...or telling them how to do it. Your firm is great at grant writing and we really appreciate all your efforts.”

Maria Carrillo,
Senior Analyst

City of Pico Rivera

“I just wanted to thank you for the very well-organized Community Workshop meeting held yesterday. We appreciated your professionalism during the course of the meeting. We received several positive comments today from our Staff and residents who participated in the workshop.”

Jeanette Ortega,
Economic Development Manager

City of Placentia

“I appreciate that they are always available and high knowledgeable in the active transportation, transit and public works arena... They always stay in communication with us, provide flexibility, and simplify the complex (and sometimes challenging) grant applications with ease. They also consistently meet our deadlines to review applications before they submit them to the funding agency.”

Daniel W. Keesey,
Public Works Director

City of La Verne

“Evan Brooks Associates has consistently gone above and beyond to ensure our needs are met while delivering real results in the process. EBA has taken the time to understand our City, our goals, and our vision. As a result, they have offered new, creative solutions and funding opportunities that align with our City’s projects and objectives. They stay within budget and are always very attentive.”

Glen Kau, PE,
Former Public Works Director

City of Compton

“You guys are awesome! Thanks for leading our projects and helping move them forward.”

Chris Marcarello,
Former Deputy City Manager/Public Works Director

City of San Fernando

“EBA’s direct involvement in our critical and significant projects has resulted in a keen awareness and understanding of the City’s needs. EBA has provided excellent service in everything that it has done. They provide expertise and diligence in all that they do.”

Daniel S. Wall,
Former Public Works Director

City of Baldwin Park

“Evan Brooks Associates is attentive, responsive, and is always willing to write grant applications on short notice. They are our “go-to” firm when it comes to meeting short deadlines for grants because we know they can get it done and provide results in the form of awarded grants.”

Cesar Roldan,
Senior Management Analyst

City of El Monte

“Great Job. I got you on my speed dial!”

Yader A. Bermudez,
Engineering and Capital Improvements Projects Director

City of Richmond

“Thank you so much to the entire EBA team for your work on a successful grant application.”

Timothy Hou, AICP,
Director of Community Development

City of San Fernando

“Great photos. Very compelling. Pulitzer-worthy!”

Patricia Chen,
Senior Director

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)

750 E. Green Street, Suite 301 
Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: 626.799.8011
Email: info@ebaplanning.com

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