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Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program - Tier II: Small Arts, Cultural and Botanical Organizations and Those Not Funded in Tier I

Grants to Utah Nonprofits and Agencies in Salt Lake
County to Provide Arts and Cultural Opportunities

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Salt Lake County Government

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03/30/18 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Salt Lake County, Utah nonprofit organizations and municipal arts and cultural councils to promote affordable access to arts, cultural, and recreational activities for local residents. Applicants should RSVP to attend one of the following workshops: February 6, February 8, and February 21.

The Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program provides funding for diverse organizations in Tier II, including the local arts and cultural councils in Salt Lake County. These organizations are instrumental in providing affordable access to arts and cultural opportunities in the community. Their budgets range from $5,000 to over $4.5 million, from all volunteer to professionally managed, and from all areas of the County. They allow people to participate as both a performer and audience member in equal measure. All the organizations that receive Zoo, Arts and Parks funding in Tier II have programs that are available to all Salt Lake County residents and visitors.

The Tier II Advisory Board scores all applications on the following criteria:
-Artistic/Cultural Vibrancy
-Public Benefit and Outreach
-Organizational Capacity

The mission of the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program is to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, and recreational offerings.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169549

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be a 501(c)3 organization or municipal arts/cultural council

Organizations must be an arts, botanical, or cultural organization. History is included. See complete list of funded disciplines here:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Tier II applicants should plan to attend one of the application workshops offered by ZAP staff annually. The workshop will give you an overview of the application, an opportunity to ask questions and a hands-on start to filling out your application.

The Tier II Advisory Board and ZAP staff want you to submit a successful application. The best way to do that is to attend a ZAP-hosted workshop. All workshops will be held in the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 South State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84190). The 2018 workshop dates are as follows:

-Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM | Room N4-850
-Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Room N2-800
-Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM | Room N4-850

Seating at each workshop is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to save your seat. If you are unable to attend any of the workshop dates, please view the webinar below before beginning your application.

Schedule a Personal Session:

For individualized, hands-on help with your application, schedule a 30-minute session with ZAP staff. Personal session dates will be updated when the dates have been determined.

Pre-Application Information:

If your organization is eligible, and you've attended an application workshop, it's time to apply for funding. The Tier II Application opens in early January and must be submitted online through ZoomGrants by March 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM MST.

Applications will be carefully reviewed by the Tier II Advisory Board. The board makes funding recommendations to the County Council who can make adjustments to the funding recommendations. Once the County Council makes their final recommendations, ZAP Staff will invite the recommended organizations to sign contracts. This process takes almost a full year.

Tier II Process:
-Application Received: March 30, 2018
-Review by Volunteer Advisory Board: April to June 2018
-Advisory Board Recommendations: June to July 2018
-County Council approval: July to August 2018
-Contracting: September to December 2018
-Grants are distributed in two payments. The first payment will be received no later than January 2019. The second payment will be received no later than May 2019.

Application Workshop Recording:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

RSVP to attend a workshop:

Apply Online via ZoomGrants:

Kirsten Darrington, Program Director

Lola Taylor, Grant & Communications Coordinator

Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP)
2001 South State Street N3-200 (North Building - 3rd Floor)
Salt Lake City, UT 84190-2000

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Salt Lake County