In May 2021, the Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the Partners Against the Hate (P.A.T.H.) FORWARD initiative to help combat bias-motivated incidents and hate crimes in New York City. With $2.4 million in funding, these six anchor organizations will provide programs and services that address hate violence, as well as provide grants to additional organizations that serve vulnerable populations, to ensure a comprehensive, community-driven approach to preventing bias incidents and hate crimes, and:
- Advance community-based approach to public safety
- Strengthen relations among diverse communities through programming and restorative justice practices
- Provide educational resources and training
- Develop strategies to enhance reporting
- Improve data collection on bias incidents and hate crimes
- Expand victim services
The following community organizations will serve as P.A.T.H. FORWARD anchor organizations and spearhead programs and services:
OPHC Hate Crime Prevention Innovation Grants
The Hate Crime Prevention Innovation Grants will encourage individuals, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions to use their entrepreneurial skills to develop projects aimed at reducing hate violence and promoting community respect. These grants, ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, will be distributed on a revolving basis throughout the year. P.A.T.H. FORWARD anchors will, along with OPHC staff, serve as judges in awarding the grants.
For more information on the P.A.T.H. Forward initiative or the innovation grants please visit this page or contact OPHC@cityhall.nyc.gov.