In a time of crisis, CA has the opportunity to invest in community-led interventions proven more effective in impact and cost.
Across CA, community organizations have been effectively responding to emergency situations. Now more than ever, it is time we make investments to scale these cost-saving responses and ensure communities emerge more resilient.
The C.R.I.S.E.S. Act pilot grant program will provide stability, safety, and culturally informed and appropriate responses to immediate emergency situations such as a mental health crisis, people experiencing homelessness, intimate partner violence, and natural disasters. These organizations will also aid in the follow-up to those emergencies by involving community organizations with a deeper knowledge and training in responding to those situations.
June 18, 2020: Passed the Assembly Floor
June 3, 2020: Approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee
February 3, 2020: Introduced