Source: NBC Bay Area
Recent data shows an alarming rise in hate crimes across California.
Millions of dollars in grants are now being distributed to community organizations in hopes of changing that trend, especially in the Asian American community.
Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced grants for about a dozen recipients around the state.
"These grants will go toward direct services and that could be anything from mental health to wellness or legal service to helping people navigate our government process," Ting said. "We also have prevention services."