Northwoods Summer Camps and Theaters to Receive ARPA Funding

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Several theaters in the area and a dozen summer camps in Vilas and Oneida counties are on Governor Tony Evers’ list to receive funding through the US Federal Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Wisconsin Department of Administration distributes more than $ 14 million in grants to theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams.

“Summer camps, theaters and minor league sports teams are important parts of our communities and our state’s economy,” Governor Evers said. “Unfortunately, like many businesses in our tourism industry, these people have been particularly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This investment will continue to fuel our state’s recovery and ensure a strong rebound for our local communities. “

The Rouman Amusement Company of Rhinelander is expected to receive $ 90,000 from the Cinema Assistance Grant program. Funding is approximately $ 15,000 per screen. This is the second pandemic relief program to help the state’s film industry, totaling $ 20 million disbursed.

The Summer Camp Assistance Grant program will provide a total of $ 1.8 million to 37 eligible summer camps to help offset losses from the pandemic. Each camp will receive $ 50,000. This is the first grant program of its kind for summer camps. Some of the camps that will receive $ 50,000 are Deerhorn and Horseshoe camps in Rhinelander, Trees for Tomorrow and Camp Nicolet in Eagle River, Red Arrow Camp and Camp Kawaga in Minocqua.

In addition, $ 2.8 million will be distributed among 17 minor league sports teams across the state.

“We are proud to be working alongside our many partners to make these grants a reality,” said Joel Brennan, secretary of the Wisconsin DOA. “Getting this much needed help for our minor league sports teams, theaters and summer camp operators is an investment in our communities and an investment in Wisconsin’s ongoing strong recovery. “


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