Grant applications open for event venues, theaters

The grants are part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act
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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Administration is now taking applications for grants to help tourism and entertainment businesses affected by the pandemic.

Over $33 million are available for venues, theaters, and live event small businesses.

The grants are part of over $150 million given to the state for the entertainment and tourism industry through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Event venue and live event small business grant programs could bring organizations up to $200,000 each, for a total of $10 million and $12 million respectively.

$11.25 million are available to movie theaters, up to $15,000 per screen.

Applications will remain open until October 15, and recipients will be announced later this fall.