Stop the Hate Program Funding

The California Government Code § 8260 authorizes the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in consultation with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA), to administer the Stop the Hate (STH) Program that awards funding to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide support and services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families and facilitate hate incident or hate crime prevention measures. The CDSS, in partnership with the CAPIAA is pleased to announce the availability of $50 million in Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 for the STH Program.

Funded Support and Services may include:

  • Direct services for victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families, including mental and complementary health services; wellness and community healing; legal services; navigation, case management, and referrals;
  • Prevention services, including arts and cultural work, youth development, senior safety and escort programs, safety planning, training; and cross-racial alliance work; and
  • Intervention services, including outreach, training, restorative justice, coordination with local government and institutional partners, and coordinated regional rapid response.

Grant Terms

Funded organizations will receive funds for a 2-year service term. The grant amounts for Program Service Providers may range from $100,000 ($50,000 per year) to $800,000 ($400,000 per year).

Stop the Hate Draft Agreement Package

STH Request for Application (RFA) for New Program Service Providers

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is accepting a competitive Request for Application (RFA) to establish additional Program Service Providers within the Stop the Hate (STH) grant program. The CDSS is accepting applications from additional organizations not currently receiving STH or Transformative Grant funds. The CDSS will award grants to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide support to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families and facilitate hate incident or hate crime prevention measures. Qualified applicants can apply for STH funding by completing and submitting an application. Pursuant to the RFA process, the CDSS will select nonprofit organizations that meet the necessary qualifications and document their ability to provide all the required services set forth in the RFA through demonstration of organizational competence, credibility, and capacity to reach and assist eligible priority populations. There is no guarantee all services an applicant applies for will be funded. The final award will be detailed in the final grant for services (Agreement) or via Notice of Award.

Applications and supporting documents are due to the CDSS by Monday, February 13, 2023 5:00 p.m. PT. Please refer to question 3 of the FAQ regarding the RFA for further information about the submission process.

To learn more about the STH RFA, program details, eligibility requirements, and to apply for funding, please review the documents below:

STH RFA and Application

Additional Required Application Documents

RFA Overview Webinar

Video Recording from December 22, 2022 webinar: STH RFA Overview

Questions

If you have any additional questions regarding the Stop the Hate RFA, please send an email with the subject line “Stop the Hate RFA” to HIU@dss.ca.gov

STH Funding Renewal Request for Current Program Service Providers

Update as of January 23, 2023: Stop the Hate Program Service Providers directly or indirectly impacted by the Monterey Park shooting who need an extension of the Renewal Application deadline should contact their Regional Lead as soon as possible to request one.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is accepting funding renewal requests for the Stop the Hate (STH) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 and 2023-24 from current Program Service Providers. Program Service Providers awarded funds for FY 2021-22 are eligible to submit a renewal request for FY 2022-23 and 2023-24. Funding determinations will be based on the Program Service Provider’s FY 2021-22 STH grant performance, administrative capacity, and ability to meet the CDSS funding criteria. Please review and complete the FY 2022-23 and 2023-24 renewal form to determine if your organization continues to meet the funding criteria. There is no guarantee that all services your organization applies for will be funded. Incomplete renewal requests or ineligible requestor organizations may not be considered. The CDSS has sole discretion in selecting the qualified nonprofit organizations that will be awarded STH funding. The CDSS reserves the right to distribute funding based on regional and programmatic needs. Note, all current STH Program Service Providers must complete and submit a renewal form. The final award will be detailed in the final grant for services (Agreement) or via Notice of Award.

To learn more about the STH renewal form, program details, and eligibility requirements, please review the links below:

STH Program Service Provider Funding Renewal Application

Additional Required Funding Renewal Documents

Questions

Current Program Service Providers, if you have any questions regarding the Stop the Hate Funding Renewal Request process, please contact your Regional Lead.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Resources for those impacted by the Lunar New Year shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay can be found here:

Many thanks to our CDSS Stop the Hate and Transformative Grantees for sharing these resources and for their response to these tragedies.