Gov. Evers announces $6.6 million for organizations providing care for kids during pandemic

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, that $6.6 million in COVID-19 Out-of-School Support Grants have been awarded to 42 Wisconsin organizations providing care to school-aged kids during the pandemic.

“These out-of-school support providers are a critical part of ensuring Wisconsin kids have access to high-quality programming and a safe place to go,” Evers said. “The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on our kids, and these organizations have stepped up in a big way to make sure they have the support they need to stay resilient.”

The Out-of-School Support Grant program is funded by CARES Act funds, according to a press release, and provides eligible organizations awards to cover pandemic-related impacts such as lost revenue, increased staffing costs, cleaning and sanitization, and additional costs to ensure high-quality programming otherwise impacted by COVID-19.

“These organizations are lifelines for so many families and children,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “Investing in their financial stability will undoubtedly contribute to a quicker recovery for Wisconsin’s communities and families.”

For more information regarding the COVID-19 Out-of-School Support Grant program, click here. A full list of grant winners is available here.

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