The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce has been allocated a $500 Tourist Information Center (TIC) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. TIC grants provide funding to help nonprofit organizations, municipalities or Native American tribes operating a regional tourist information center.

“Giving travelers access to information in a safe and responsible way is more important than ever as people are eager to get out and explore after feeling cooped up at home. Our regional information centers are a valuable interface for thousands of travelers each year,” said Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney. “In light of widespread losses in local travel promotion marketing revenue, we saw an increase in the number of grant applications in this round. These important grants will provide needed support for tourism entities to lift their communities and the whole of our industry as quickly as possible.”

To be eligible for a grant, the Travel Information Center must be housed in a key location for travelers to stop by, have trained staff, track visitors and provide information on the region and the state. TIC grants can be used for staffing costs, standard display equipment and promotional materials such as signage to promote the region, personal protective equipment for staffed centers and health and sanitation measures.

The Algoma Visitor Center is located at 1226 Lake St., Algoma.