Ethnic Media Grants

Portal ID:
8981
Status:
Closed (86 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The California State Library is pleased to announce the availability of $5 million in grant funding for ethnic media outlets and organizations to support the public awareness efforts of the Stop the Hate Program administered by the California Department of Social Services, which provides support and services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and facilitates hate incident or hate crime prevention measures.

Description:

The California State Library is making available $5 million in grant funding for ethnic media outlets and organizations, especially those that serve communities that are historically vulnerable to hate incidents and hate crimes because of their ethnic, racial, religious, gender/gender expression, sexual orientation, or other identities.

Grantees shall support the public awareness efforts of the Stop the Hate Program administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), which provides support and services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and facilitates hate incident or hate crime prevention measures. They shall also promote community healing and cross-racial and cross-cultural understanding.

Grant funding is available for fellowships, internships, and funding for reporters; content development; training and skills development; news briefings and roundtables; digital and social media content; partnerships with grassroots organizations and Community Based Organizations (CBOs); funding for interpreters/translators; and other activities that will raise awareness of the Stop the Hate Program and issues relating to hate incidents and hate crimes.

Ethnic media can include a range of platforms, languages, audiences, coverage areas, sizes and production standards. For the purposes of this program, ethnic media refers to media organizations, enterprises and projects by or for California’s ethnic populations and historically underserved and underrepresented groups, with an emphasis on those communities at greatest risk of experiencing hate incidents and hate crimes. These priority populations include, but are not limited to, people who are:

Asian American Black/African American Immigrants and refugees Indian/Native American and Tribal communities Latinx LGBTQ+ Limited English Proficient (LEP) Middle Eastern and North African Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders Religious minorities

Grantees must:

1. Increase awareness among priority communities identified in the CDSS’s Stop the Hate program, which provides direct services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and supports hate incident or crime prevention measures. For more information on the Stop the Hate Program, go to: https://cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/civil-rights/care-funding.

2. Educate and engage priority communities about the elements of hate incidents and hate crimes and related topics, such as community healing, cross-cultural and cross-racial collaboration, and the long-standing racial inequities and social conditions that enable hate incidents and crimes.

3. Reduce the stigma surrounding reporting of hate incidents and crimes and encourage reporting and use of services by survivors.

4. Support and strengthen the ethnic media news sector.

5. Be rooted in values of racial equity, community empowerment, and cross-cultural and cross-racial collaboration.

6. Coordinate and engage with the CDSS and CBOs selected to implement the Stop the Hate Program as needed to align messaging and outreach efforts.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit

Grantees must demonstrate:

Capability to administer and complete the proposed project within specified deadlines and budget.

2+ years experience in ethnic media messaging, content creation and platforms.

2+ years experience reaching California’s ethnic populations, with an emphasis on those at greatest risk of hate crimes and incidents.

Cultural, linguistic and community competency in serving target populations.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applicants are encouraged to seek additional investment in their project – ideally a dollar-for-dollar (1:1) match, if possible and applicable. The match may be from corporate contributions, private contributions, local government, earned income or in-kind.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
April 25, 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
12 months

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$40,000 – $400,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Funding for these grants was provided in the Budget Act of 2021, SB129, which includes $10 million for ethnic media outlets to conduct effective, innovative and culturally competent outreach and education to Asian, Pacific Islander and other populations impacted by hate crimes & incidents. The State Library anticipates awarding $5,000,000 for FY2021-2022. The remaining funds will be awarded in subsequent fiscal years of the three-year program.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

CSL shall provide the Grantee payment only if all requirements for claiming the funds as outlined in the grant document have been met, and only for those activities and costs specified in the approved award application. The Grantee shall submit invoices and claim forms as work on deliverables are completed. Upon receipt and approval of the Deliverable(s), the State Library agrees to compensate Grantee for actual expenditures.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Jamie Romas, 1-708-955-6876, jamie.romas@library.ca.gov