Governor Tony Evers says the state will use $140-million in federal relief funding to award grants for tourist and entertainment-related businesses. The program will invest in live event venues, movie theaters, summer camps, minor league sports and the lodging industry. Department of Tourism interim Secretary Anne Sayers said, “from leisure travelers looking for reconnect with friends and family to businesses travelers attending meetings and conventions, these dollars will be crucial to help our industry bounce back.” The Wisconsin Departments of Administration and Revenue will award the grants with American Rescue Plan funding.

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