Madison, Wis. – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced it is accepting applications for over $10 million in grants designed to assist overnight summer camps serving school-aged children and persons with disabilities, and Minor League sports team organizations that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two grant programs will provide financial support for organizations that provide valuable education and outdoor recreation experiences as part of Wisconsin’s continued bounce back from the pandemic.
“When it comes to pandemic assistance, the Evers administration is striving to ensure that all valuable parts of our economy receive support,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “As a lover of baseball and a father of two, I know first-hand the invaluable opportunities that summer camps and Minor League sports teams provide for our young people, and look forward to helping these organizations bounce back.”
The Minor League Sports Teams Grant program will provide funding of up to $200,000 per eligible organization, for a total of $2.8 million, while the Summer Camp Grant program will provide funding up to $50,000 per eligible organization, for a total of $8 million. The funds are part of the governor’s previously announced more than $150 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries.
The grant applications launched today will be administered by DOA, and will remain open through October 15, 2021. Informational webinars and program FAQ to follow. Grant recipients will be announced later this fall.
Additional information, including grant program criteria, is available on the program websites:
Applicants are encouraged to submit questions and check the program websites for updates.
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