AP – Hundreds of tourism projects nationwide are collectively getting about $2.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding. The money has aided everything from a gas station expansion in California to new sports facilities in Georgia, and a culturally diverse music in Nashville, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon, has categorized the purchase of 200 graffiti-resistant trash cans as a tourism project. All the money comes from the American Rescue Plan, signed last year by President Joe Biden. The flexible aid program for governments lists tourism as one of its eligible purposes alongside such things as health care and housing.

Jul 30, 2022 9:06 AM