The purpose of the competitive state-funded grant is to support the implementation of programs designed to prevent hate crimes and incidences of bias in public schools as defined under M.G.L. Chapter 22C, Section 32.
Competitive priority will be given to:
- Schools that have experienced and clearly articulate in the proposal hate crimes or incidences of bias within the last 2 school years (since the start of school year 2021-2022) or are in chronically underperforming status.
- Applicants who currently have existing and ongoing collaboration with local human rights organizations that have expertise in promoting equity, building positive school climate, preventing hate crimes, and addressing bias-motivated incidents.