Durbin, Duckworth Announce More Than $400,000 In ARP Funding To Support The Pullman National Monument Project, Rockford Area Convention And Visitors Bureau
CHICAGO – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the Pullman National Monument Project and the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau will receive a total of $407,500 in federal funding to improve travel and tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, will renovate and upgrade the Historic Pullman National Monument in Chicago, and invest in the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau by developing a Tourism and Destination Master Plan to support the recovery and resiliency of tourism in the greater Rockford area.
“The COVID-19 pandemic hit our tourism and travel industry hard,” said Durbin. “That’s why Senator Duckworth and I worked to pass the American Rescue Plan, which created the Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation program to help accelerate the recovery of this industry, attract visitors, and bolster our economy.”
“Senator Durbin and I worked hard to pass the American Rescue Plan so that the Federal Government could support communities and ensure they have resources necessary to rebuild after the pandemic,” said Duckworth. “It makes me proud that the ARP continues to help boost our economy, create local jobs and support Illinois’s vibrant tourism industry.”
The Pullman National Monument Project is receiving $130,000 in federal funding and the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is receiving $277,500 in federal funding from today’s announcement.
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