Evers grants grants to cinemas, summer camps and minor league sports teams
WAUTOMA, Wisconsin (WEAU) – Governor Tony Evers announces that more than $ 14 million in grants have been awarded to theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams across Wisconsin.
According to a statement from Governor Evers, Tuesday’s grants are part of the governor’s investment of more than $ 140 million to support the recovery of Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
âFrom Wautoma to Spooner, summer camps, theaters and minor league sports teams are important parts of our communities and our state’s economy,â Evers said. âUnfortunately, like many businesses in our tourism industry, these people have been particularly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This investment will continue to fuel our state’s recovery and ensure a strong rebound for our local communities. “
The Movie Theater Assistance Grant Program is a more than $ 10 million program that aims to provide approximately $ 15,000 per screen to 49 theater companies. This is the second pandemic relief program to help the movie industry in Wisconsin, bringing the total investment in Wisconsin theaters to $ 20 million. Additional information about the Cinema Assistance Grant program, including a list of grant recipients, is available here.
The Minor League Sports Team Grants program is intended to provide $ 2.8 million to 17 minor league teams across the state, using federal pandemic relief funding to help teams recover. income lost in 2020. Additional information on the Minor League Sports Team Grants program, including a list of scholarship recipients, is available here.
The Summer Camp Assistance Grant program is intended to provide a total of $ 1.8 million to 37 eligible summer camps operating in Wisconsin to offset losses from the pandemic. Each camp recipient will receive $ 50,000. It is also the first pandemic relief program targeting summer camps in Wisconsin. Additional information about the Summer Camp Assistance Grant program, including a list of fellows, is available here.
All three programs are funded by federal bailout law and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA).
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