The California State Library is pleased to announce the availability of $5 million in grant funding for ethnic media outlets 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.
The California State Library is making available $5 million in grant funding for ethnic media outlets, 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, and/or Religious minorities.
Educate and engage communities about hate incidents and hate crimes. Increase awareness of the Stop the Hate program and the services provided. Reduce stigma surrounding the reporting of hate incidents and hate crimes. Boost the use of services by survivors. Promote community healing and cross-cultural and cross-racial collaboration.
For more information on the Stop the Hate Program, go to: https://cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/cdss-programs/civil-rights/care-funding.
Applicants must be a corporate or non-profit organization in good standing with the State of California. Individuals cannot apply.
Applicants may apply in partnership but only one organization is the lead applicant. The lead applicant assumes financial and contractual responsibilities if awarded a grant.
Applicants may submit only one application for the 2022-2023 fiscal year unless they are acting as a fiscal agent for other projects.
Applicants from any geographic region in California are welcome to apply.
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.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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