SF Standard: Chinatown Nonprofits Receive Grants as Part of California’s Massive Investment to Stop AAPI Hate

Source: The San Francisco Standard

Elected officials and Asian American activists gathered Friday in San Francisco to celebrate $14 million in state funding to combat a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.

Phil Ting, an assemblymember representing San Francisco who serves as chair of the state Budget Committee, said it is “gratifying” to see the first round of grants being disbursed after California made a historic $166 million budget allocation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

“The funding will help provide victims with essential services and resources, as well as strengthen violence prevention programs,” Ting said in a statement released before the event.