DEADLINE: Friday, May 28 2021 at 5pm. No late applications will be accepted.
The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) program offers this competitive grant opportunity to nonprofit organizations that provide Salt Lake County with arts, cultural, and historical experiences.
Tier II funding should be used to build organizational capacity and enhance the County's cultural offerings to the community. The program also encourages 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 your only source of funding. The board expects that organizations will also apply for funding or grants from other agencies or sources (i.e. Utah Division of Arts & Museums, foundations, corporations, businesses, individuals, etc). While a one-to-one match is not required, competitive applications are able to show matched funding. Priority consideration will be given to organizations that...
- have matching cash funds;
- have a strong connection to the community;
- are committed to working with underserved communities;
- have a substantial track record;
- and can implement the described project(s) and/or operation(s).
Competitive Process: ZAP funding is competitive and being funded in previous years does not guarantee future funding. Generally not all applications will receive funding. To read the Scoring Criteria used by the Advisory Board, please see the "2021 Tier II Scoring Criteria" document in the Resources Tab.
Applications will be reviewed June-August. Funding recommendations will be submitted to the Salt Lake County Council in August/September. Applicants will be notified of board recommendations in August/September. 2021 cycle funding will be disbursed in January and May 2022.
We strongly suggest first-time ZAP applicants contact ZAP staff to discuss eligibility and what to expect from the funding cycle.
ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED IN 2019
If your organization was funded in Tier II in 2019, you must also submit your 2019 evaluation in ZoomGrants by May 28 2021 in order to be considered for funding.
NEED HELP? CONTACT ZAP STAFF AT:
Jenn Waterhouse, Grant & Communications Coordinator
Kirsten Darrington, Program Director