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On November 8, the United States Department of Commerce announced that Colorado had received $ 9,683,928 to accelerate travel, tourism and outdoor recreation. The grant aims to help businesses in these sectors recover from the impactful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, grants totaling $ 314 million have been awarded.
According to the Commerce Department, “These investments will support marketing, infrastructure, manpower and other projects aimed at rejuvenating safe leisure, business and international travel.” They also announced that additional government grants are expected to be made in the coming weeks and months.
“The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the travel and tourism industry – the backbone of local economies across the country,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. “The Economic Development Agency (EDA) is proud to empower state and territory leaders to rebuild better through locally-driven strategies that uniquely address the challenges and opportunities of their local tourism industry. travel and outdoor recreation. ”
This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan, promulgated on March 11, 2021.