Stop the Hate Program Funding

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in partnership with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA), is pleased to announce the availability of $20 million in Fiscal Year 2021-22 for the Stop the Hate Program. California Government Code § 8260 authorizes the CDSS, in consultation with the CAPIAA, to provide grants to qualified 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.

Funded Activities may include:

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

Service Model: CDSS will select up to ten Regional Leads, nonprofit organizations who will administer subgrants to CDSS-selected nonprofit Service Providers who will perform some combination of the above services. Regional Leads will be charged with convening subgrantees and providing technical assistance. Regional Leads may also be awarded funding as Service Providers.

Grant Terms: Funded organizations will receive funds for 12 months of service. The grant amounts for Service Providers may range from $50,000 - $250,000. The grant amounts for Regional Leads will range from $100,000 - $350,000.

To learn more about the Stop the Hate Request for Application (RFA), program details, eligibility requirements, and apply for funding, please see the links below.

RFA Overview Webinar

There will be a webinar to provide an overview of the RFA and answer questions from prospective applicants. Registration is required.

Date: November 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-iqrzkjHtFecmpnZOEa-f9VyuoTjzm3

Application Workshop PowerPoint and Live Presentation

 RFA Questions and Answers

Additional 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.

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
California Department of Social Services
Hate Incidents Program Unit
744 P Street, MS 9-7-040
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-653-1334

Email: HIU@dss.ca.gov