In 2006, the voters of East Palo Alto approved the Crime Fighting Act Fund of 2007, better known as Measure C, a parcel tax purposed to establish funds to distribute to programs with a crime and violence prevention intent. The measure was established for a ten-year period (2007-2017). In the fiscal year 2013-14, EPABC received $12,806, roughly one-third of its operating budget, from Measure C funds distributed by the City of East Palo Alto.
During that same period, Measure C gave out a total $246,041 to non-profit organizations in East palo Alto, with $492,560 going to other areas. Just over two-thirds of the money devoted to non-profit organizations went to prison re-entry programs such as the Re-Entry Partners Collaborative, the Job Train Collaborative, and the Able Works Collaborative. All told, EPABC received approximately 5% of Measure C funds reserved for non-profits and 1.7% of the total 2013-14 expenditure. For more information, see the City of East Palo Alto's June 2014 Measure C Expense Report.