Event Venue Assistance Grant Program

The purpose of the Event Venue Assistance Grant Program is to provide assistance to event venues due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The State awarded $19,750,888.20 in grants. Funding for this assistance was provided to Wisconsin by the Federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

For more information regarding the Event Venue Assistance Grant Program please visit the links below. 

Program Information

  • Press Release - June 24, 2021
  • Grant Announcement​ - Document Updated October 7, 2021
    • The Grant Announcement contains program details, eligibility requirements, and application selection and award processes.
    • As of 2:00PM CDT October 15, 2021, the Event Venue​ Assistance Grant program ​​​is no longer accepting applications in accordance with the application deadline posted in the Program Grant Announcement.​



  • Grant Announcement Issue Date Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • Questions and Answers Posted on website as received
  • Applications Due Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM CDT
  • Notification of Award Issue Date December 2021


Award Materials