ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- The state is setting aside $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for tourism support.
Gov. Tony Evers announced the funding Tuesday morning in Ashwaubenon.
Local governments and tourism organizations can apply for grants of up to $3.5 million. Eligible projects include convention centers, travel infrastructure and public or nonprofit attractions. Individuals and businesses can learn more about the grants and how to apply here.
The money is in addition to $140 million in funding announced in June.
The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, with grants administered by the state Department of Administration.
When asked if it was appropriate to promote tourism while the delta variant of the virus is fueling another surge, Evers said "we can walk and chew gum at the same time." Evers encouraged people to get vaccinated to help speed up the end of the pandemic.