The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks program offers this competitive grant opportunity for organizations that provide Salt Lake County with arts, cultural, and historical 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. This application is for those organizations not funded through Tier I.
TIER II FUNDING PURPOSE
The Tier II funding should be utilized to build organizational capacity and enhance the County's cultural offerings to the community. It also strives to encourage county municipalities, metro townships and unincorporated community councils to increase their funding of their respective local arts councils and cultural organizations within their communities.
Tier II funds should not be the sole source of funding received by applicant organizations. It is expected that organizations will also seek funding or grants from other agencies or sources (i.e. Utah Division of Arts & Museums, foundations, corporations, businesses, individuals, etc.) Priority consideration will be given to organizations that...
- can solicit and receive matching cash funds;
- can demonstrate a strong connection to the community;
- have a substantial track record;
- and clearly demonstrate their ability to implement the described project(s) and/or operation(s). Competitive Process: Obtaining ZAP funding is a competitive process; generally not all applications will receive funding. Past funding does not guarantee future funding. To view the Scoring Criteria used by the Advisory Board, please see the "Scoring Criteria" under the Library tab/section.
This application closes at the beginning of April. Applications are reviewed through July. Funding recommendations are submitted to county council August/September. Funding will be disbursed for the 2020 Tier II cycle January and May 2021.
We strongly suggest first-time ZAP applicants contact ZAP staff to discuss eligibility and what to expect from the funding cycle.
This application is due by Friday, April 3 2020 at 5:00 PM MST. No late applications will be accepted.
CONTACT ZAP STAFF AT:
Jenn Waterhouse, Grant & Communications Coordinator
Kirsten Darrington, Program Director