In 2019, visitors to the state spent $3.7 billion on lodging
but recent reports indicate that up to two-thirds of all Wisconsin hotels face
closure within the next 12 months without additional support.
Governor Tony Evers has
designated $20,000,000 from the federal
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist hotel,
motel and bed and breakfast operators whose
facilities have been negatively affected by COVID-19. Administered through
the Department of Administration (DOA), the COVID-19 Lodging Grant Program will
provide awards on average of approximately $175 per eligible room in Wisconsin.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 Lodging Grant
Program, including the grant application, please visit the dropdowns
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