Gov. Tony Evers today announced that COVID-19 Lodging Grants have been awarded to 663 Wisconsin lodging operators. The grants aim to provide stabilization to our state’s lodging industry as it continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and related reductions in travel across the nation. Grantees were awarded an average of approximately $350 per eligible room in Wisconsin.

“The folks in our hotel and lodging industry have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic as folks have reduced their travel this year to help stop the spread of the virus,” said Gov. Evers. “The tourism industry will be core to our state's economic bounce back, and these funds will help provide some economic stabilization now so visitors to enjoy their favorite destinations later.”

In 2019, visitors to the state spent $3.7 billion on lodging but recent surveys by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association indicate that nearly half of Wisconsin hotel and lodging properties will close within six months without loan or grant assistance.

Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), the grant program assists hotel, motel, and bed and breakfast operators whose facilities have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

“The economic recovery for many Wisconsin communities depends largely on the tourism and lodging industries,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “By injecting these funds into local lodging and tourism partners, we hope to provide a lifeline and some stabilization to local economies, businesses and jobs.”

More information regarding the COVID-19 Lodging Grant Program is available here. A full list of grant winners is available here.


Note that local grant winners include:

Chippewa Lodging LLC Chippewa Falls $21,700

Eau Claire Hotel Group LLC Chippewa Falls $25,200

Larson Lake Hallie LLC Chippewa Falls $29,400

Marilyn J Murphy Chippewa Falls $7,000

Pleasant View B&B LLC Chippewa Falls $1,750

SHREE BHAGWATI INC Chippewa Falls $21,000

Bansaree LLC Eau Claire $28,000

Bullis Farm Lodging LLC Eau Claire $28,350

CK Inc Eau Claire $42,000

DIYA LLC Eau Claire $13,650 Eau Claire

GSRS LLC Eau Claire $18,550



Hahn City LLC Eau Claire $37,450


Larson Oakwood Business Park LLC Eau Claire $45,500

Nor?Am Inc Eau Claire $14,700

Shree Ganesha LLC Eau Claire $17,500

Tartam LLC Eau Claire $20,300

Vidhi Hospitality inc Eau Claire $20,650

Baldwin Motels LTD Eau Claire $22,750

Duke Properties LTD Eau Claire $22,750

Evergreen Hospitality LLC Eau Claire $27,300

Keystone Hills LLC Eau Claire $30,100

Lake Hallie Lodging LLC Eau Claire $30,100

VEER HANUMANLLC Eau Claire $10,500

Aditya Hospitality LLC Menomonie $28,000

Bob Willow Motors Inc and Menomonie Motel 6( Menomonie $22,050

Christina M Daly Menomonie $2,800

Krish Corporation Menomonie $18,900

Oaklawn B&B Menomonie $1,400

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