Bay City News: $30M To Be Distributed To Organizations Fighting AAPI Hate

Source: San Francisco Examiner via Bay City News

Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, and others active in addressing hate against the Asian and Pacific Islander community on Wednesday celebrated a victory after $30.3 million was approved for distribution by the California Department of Social Services to local nonprofits.

The money, to be distributed in grants to organizations that are providing services to victims and strengthening violence prevention programs, is part of the $166.5 million Asian and Pacific Islander Equity budget that was passed in California last year.

Ting, the Assembly budget chair, heralded the legislation as one of the largest appropriation bills to address the spike in hate crimes against the AAPI community seen during the pandemic in California and across the United States.