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February 2, 2016

Popular Salt Lake County ZAP (Zoo, Arts and Parks) Program accepts grant applications from arts & cultural organizations

Megan Attermann - Email
2001 S State St. N3-200

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT – Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) is now accepting grant applications from qualifying organizations for 2016 Tier II funding. ZAP Tier II is a grant-making program that partially funds 148 arts and cultural organizations currently. 

The grants ZAP distributes come from sales tax. One penny of every 10 dollars spent in Salt Lake County is set aside for this cause. The ZAP Program first began in 1997 and was renewed in 2014 by the majority of Salt Lake County voters – a whopping 76.98%. 

Applications can be found on ZAP’s website: New this year, ZAP applications will be accepted online. Salt Lake County recently contracted with ZoomGrants – an online, user-friendly application portal. Vicki Bourns, ZAP Program Director says, “We’re excited that applicants won’t have to drive across the county to deliver their application to us. This new system saves everybody time.” 

Tier II applications are due March 31, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. 



  • 160 arts and cultural organizations and over 30 parks and recreation facilities are partially funded by ZAP grant-making programs (Tier I, Tier II, Zoological and Recreation).
  • Tier II = nonprofit or municipal arts, cultural and botanical organizations with budgets less than $337,500. This group also includes organizations that are new to ZAP or currently not in Tier I. These applications are due March 31, 2016.