Seed Money Request

Please submit requests for funds well in advance of the date they are needed. Most requests take a minimum of 60 days to process. Graphic assistance is available to events run by non-profit organizations & must be submitted a minimum of 60 days in advance. Requests submitted less than 30 days prior to your event with not be considered.

Seed money is used for events that:
  • Bring in a significant amount of overnight stays to Marquette County hotels and/or make a large financial impact in the lodging industry.
  • Are in their first three years of existence. Events that ceased and restarted will also be considered. It is the hotel industry's intent to help new events get started.
  • Are based in Marquette County.
Seed money requests are individually evaluated. Awards are determined based on merit and economic impact. After 3 years of seed money requests, an event will no longer be eligible for seed money from Travel Marquette but may be eligible for event sponsorship.


All requests must be submitted in writing using this standard request application form. Requests made in any form other than the provided application will not be considered. All requests are reviewed and approved by the Travel Marquette Board of Directors. The board reserves the right to accept or deny any requests made.  Events must be submitted 30 days (or more) in advance of your event date.

To request an event sponsorship, please complete the form below and provide a copy of your event sponsorship levels and what each level includes with regard to promoting our organization to Should you have questions, please call our office at (906) 228-7749.