A historic $156 million investment to combat anti-Asian hate, part of a $100 billion state spending bill signed by Gov.
Anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents surged to unprecedented levels during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stop AAPI Hate has received more than 6,600 reports of hate crimes and hate incidents nationwide since March 2020, and about half of these incidents were reported in California.
— $10 million to Stop AAPI Hate to track, respond to and prevent hate incidents.
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities were devastated by the pandemic, which amplified issues such as health-care access.