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.
They are then carefully reviewed by our 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.
Grants are distributed in two payments. The first payment will be received no later than January 2018. The second payment will be received no later than May 2018.
The Tier II Advisory Board scores all applications on the following criteria:
View the criteria for scoring applications.
View the Financial Health Test Criteria.
The Tier II Advisory Board and ZAP staff want you to submit a successful application. In order to do that, be sure to attend/watch a workshop.
ZAP staff hosted three workshops. If you were unable to attend, please view the webinar below before beginning your application.
For individualized, hands-on help with your application, schedule a 30-minute session with ZAP staff during the week of February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017. Contact
Megan Attermann (385.468.7058) to schedule a date/time to meet.
If your organization is eligible, and you've attended an application workshop, it's time to apply for funding. Tier II Applications open in early January and must be submitted online through
ZoomGrants.com. The 2017 deadline is March 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM MST.
Log in to ZoomGrants.com
Once your organization is recommended for funding, your organization must enter into a contract with Salt Lake County. Our contracts are approved by the district attorney's office. View the contract signing webinar below.
Submit a 2015 Evaluation. Did your organization receive funding in 2015? Submit an evaluation by March 31, 2017. If evaluations are not submitted for your organization, it cannot qualify for future funding.