Event and project organizers are invited to apply for the Discover Manitowoc Grant, a City of Manitowoc Room Tax Commission and Department of Tourism grant program which gives funding assistance to bring events to fruition and more visitors to events held in the City of Manitowoc through targeted and effective marketing strategies.

Examples of past events and projects that have recently been awarded funds through the Discover Manitowoc Grant include Lights in Lincoln Park, Miss Harbor Cities, Manitowoc’s Garden Faire Extraordinaire, and the Maritime Bay Classic. Organizers of an event or project that is well-thought out, and attracts visitors to the community, but could benefit from additional funding for marketing efforts, are encouraged to apply.

Funds are limited and will be awarded by the City of Manitowoc’s Room Tax Commission. New events are given priority, but established events may also apply. There is a three-year funding limit through this program.

The full grant guidelines and application can be found here. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted to Courtney Hansen, Visit Manitowoc Director of Tourism, at chansen@manitowoc.org by February 15, 2024.