The C.R.I.S.E.S Act (AB 2054)

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.

Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, ACLU of California, Anti Police-Terror Project, Berkeley Free Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center Justice Teams Network, Oakland Power Projects, PolicyLink, Public Health Advocates, STOP (Stop Terrorism Oppression by Police Coalition), UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, Youth Justice Coalition

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager

Bill Status [VETOED]

Vetoed – Governor (09.30.2020)
Passed – Senate Floor (08.28.2020)
Approved – Senate Governmental Organization Committee (08.14.2020)
Passed – Assembly Floor (06.18.2020)
Approved – Assembly Appropriations Committee (06.03.2020)
Introduced (02.13.20)