IMPORTANT: The deadline for this appliction has been extended to Friday, June 26, 2020.
The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program offers this competitive grant opportunity for organizations that provide Salt Lake County with arts and cultural experiences. The Utah Legislature with the public's vote has authorized the collection of a 1/10th of 1% sales tax initiative that enhances public financial support of Utah's private nonprofit artistic, botanical, cultural, and zoological organizations.
Tier I Purpose: Tier I funding should be utilized to build organizational capacity, to create stability, and to provide adequate predictable support. Tier I Competitive Process: Organizations that apply and qualify as a Tier I organization are not guaranteed funding. According to the Act, 45% of Zoo, Arts and Parks revenues will be distributed to no more than twenty-two (22) qualified Tier I organizations. Applicants not recommended as one of the twenty-two (22) organizations are encouraged to apply for Tier II funding.
Zoological Purpose: Zoological funding should be utilized to build organizational capacity, fund zoological facilities, to create stability and to provide adequate predictable support. Zoological Competitive Process: Competitive Process: Applicants that apply and qualify as a zoological facility or organization are not guaranteed funding. According to the Act, 16% of ZAP tax revenue collected by the County shall be distributed by the County Council to support no more than three zoological organizations or facilities located within the county.