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Cultural grant effort underway
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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced Sept. 3 the launch of a $5 million COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant Program aimed at assisting Wisconsin cultural organizations that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the program provides eligible organizations grant awards of up to $250,000 to cover pandemic-related impacts such as: lost revenue, increased workers compensation costs, cleaning and sanitization and purchases of services or equipment to facilitate telework by employees.

This effort is funded through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act dollars.

Eligible organizations must have a primary mission to produce, present or exhibit cultural disciplines such as music, dance, theater, literature and the visual arts or items of environmental or scientific interest. Full program details, eligibility standards, grant application and program contact information are available on the DOA website,

Grant applications are due to DOA by no later than 2 p.m. on Sept. 30. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend a program webinar on Sept. 10.