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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice

FRANKLIN — Gov. Tony Evers celebrated Earth Day on Friday at the Indian Community School in Franklin by signing Executive Order #161 to create the Office of Environmental Justice at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). The Office of Environmental Justice will work in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to facilitate […]

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Some Wisconsin Residents Now Eligible For Water Bill Assistance

MADISON – Some Wisconsin residents will be eligible for assistance in paying their water bills through a new program announced Wednesday by Gov. Tony Evers’ office. The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will have $18 million available to assist Wisconsin families in paying water utility bills. The program was authorized as part of […]

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$14M in Assistance Grants Awarded To Local Movie Theaters, Camps, Sports Teams

MADISON – Movie theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams serving Racine and Kenosha area residents were among the recipients of $14 million in assistance grants announced by Gov. Tony Evers’ office on Tuesday. The funding for the grants came from the federal American Rescue Plan Act and was administered by the Wisconsin Department […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced $1.41 million in coastal grants to 40 local communities across Wisconsin. The grants are administered by the Department of Administration’s (DOA) Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to support quality of life, foster economic development, create resiliency, and protect and improve the Great Lakes resources in Wisconsin’s coastal communities. Grant […]

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Governor Says $140 Million In Tourism, Entertainment Aid On The Way

WISCONSIN– More than $140 million in grants will be made available to businesses in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. Among the businesses and organizations eligible for the new grant programs are live event venues, movie theaters, summer camps, minor league sports, and […]

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State Awards $10 Million in Movie Theater Grants

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) on Tuesday awarded $10 million from the COVID-19 Movie Theater Grant program to 54 movie theater operators across the state. Moreover, the program will provide critical funds to assist movie theaters impacted by the pandemic. Marcus Cinemas of Wisconsin received $4.02 million. The company, which is the […]

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State Grants Awarded to 9 County Cultural Organizations

RACINE COUNTY – Nine Racine County organizations are among 385 cultural organizations across the state to be awarded COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grants. The $15 million in grants, announced by Gov. Tony Evers, will provide critical funds to assist cultural nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of […]