Jefferson County Getting Share Of Tourism Capital Investment Grant

(Jefferson County) Jefferson County is receiving a portion of the $21.9-million in grants being awarded through the latest round of the Tourism Capital Investment Grant Program. The program is funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Grants can be used to build, expand, or maintain buildings, travel-related infrastructure, or public attractions. 

The grants awarded range from $29-thousand-dollars to the maximum of $3.5million. Due to significant interest in the program, additional funding was allocated to support more projects across the state. 

Jefferson County is in line for $242-thousand-dollars which will be used to make on-site improvements and upgrades to Fair Park. The space holds more than 200 events in the county throughout the year.

The village of Johnson Creek will be getting just over $225-thousand-dollars to create a park near the Rock River. The area already has a paved trial and there are plans to add a boat launch as well as park features such as picnic tables, restrooms, and bike racks.

The grant announcement continues the governor’s efforts to support Wisconsin’s tourism industry. Tony Evers has prioritized more than $200million in support for travel, tourism, lodging, and entertainment industries since 2020.