WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced a $1.8 million grant to support Nebraska tourism:

“Nebraska’s tourism industry is still recovering from the COVID pandemic. I was proud to vote for the CARES Act in 2020, which provided this federal funding to ensure that visitors can once again enjoy Nebraska’s natural wonders, majestic skies, and historic museums." 

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The $1.8 million in funding will go to the Nebraska Tourism Commission to boost Nebraska tourism through marketing and coordination. It will be matched by $450,000 in local funds and is expected to retain 810 jobs. 

This project is funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provided EDA with $1.5 billion for economic assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.