New $165 million state fund to battle anti-Asian hate could come this year

By Theresa Walker, The Orange County Register |

Ting said applications should be released to community organizations this month, with the process overseen by the state Department of Social Services. Elements of the fund include $10 million set-asides in each of several key areas:

• The Stop AAPI Hate coalition, which operates a website, based out of UC San Francisco, to track anti-Asian and Pacific Islander hate, and push for effective responses.

• The AAPI Data Project for policy research and collection of demographic data.

• Anti-bias and restorative justice programs in schools.

• Ethnic media outlets serving the state’s Asian American communities.

• Creation of a new statewide hotline to report hate crimes and related incidents, along with providing information on resources for victims of such incidents.