Tier II funding stretches across the county
Posted by ZAP is YOU
September 6, 2016
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The Salt Lake County Council recently approved the Tier II Advisory Board recommendations for funding. The types of organizations funded include community symphonies, historical museums, dance, visual arts, theatre, art and ethnic festivals, natural history, folk arts, botanical gardens and more. Their activities reach throughout the county.
This year was a landmark year that included:
- 160 applications received – the
largest number to date
- Applicants requested $3.25 million in funding
- 18 of these were new applicants – this is a
record for new applications in one year
- 32 applied for over $15,000 with audited or
reviewed financial statements - meaning that more groups are growing in Salt Lake County
Applicants reported an astounding breadth of work including:
- 9,986 events in Salt Lake County
- 30,521 volunteers utilized
- 1,333 full and part-time jobs provided
- 1.3 million free admissions and
- $32.5 million in expenses - that's all money pumping back into our local economy!
The Zoo, Arts and Parks program also implemented -- for the first time this year -- an online grantor management system. By using ZoomGrants, the Tier II Advisory Board was able to view videos and photographs submitted by the applicants. The board loved being able to see the work of ZAP applicants. The new system ushered in a smoother and more efficient process, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive from both applicants and board members.
The Tier II Advisory Board spent a minimum of 400 hours reading applications, plus another 30 hours in meetings to discuss, score and determine funding amounts.
Want to learn more?
- View a complete list of funded organizations.
- View an article in The Salt Lake Tribune about ZAP Tier II funding.
The 2016 Tier II application process is now complete. Organizations funded in Tier II can expect to receive funding in two installments in January and May of 2017.
Applications for 2017 will open in January.
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