Tier II: Small Arts, Cultural and Botanical Organizations and Those Not Funded in Tier I
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.
2020 ZAP Tier II application will open January 2020.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications are carefully reviewed by the Tier II Advisory Board. The board submits funding recommendations to the County Council, who can make adjustments to the funding recommendations. Once the County Council approves their final funding decisions, ZAP Staff will invite the recommended organizations to sign contracts. This process takes almost a full year.
- Application Received: TBA 2020
- Review by Volunteer Advisory Board: TBA 2020
- Advisory Board Recommendations: TBA 2020
- County Council approval: TBA 2020
- Contracting: TBA 2020
Grants are distributed in two payments. The first payment will be received no later than January 2021. The second payment will be received no later than May 2021.
Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed below:
|Must be||501(c)3 organization or municipal arts/cultural council|
|Minimum budget size||Not applicable|
|Miscellaneous||History discipline included|
|Type of organizations funded||Must be an arts, botanical, or cultural organization. See complete list of funded disciplines.|
|Funding||Based on Advisory Board review and recommendation|
The Tier II Advisory Board scores all applications on the following criteria:
- Artistic/Cultural Vibrancy
- Public Benefit and Outreach
- Organizational Capacity
Please Note: Tier II applicants may apply and qualify for over $15,000 only after the organization has received ZAP funding (in either Tier I or Tier II) for three (3) consecutive years.
2020 Tier II Application Workshops
Application Workshops for 2020 Tier II Application TBA.
The best way to submit a successful application is to attend a ZAP-hosted Application Workshop. These workshops are offered every year, and will provide applicants an overview of the application and an opportunity to ask questions that will assist you with your application.
If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, please return to this page to view the 2020 Tier II Application Webinar before beginning your application.
Schedule a Personal ZAP Office Hours session
Office Hours for 2020 Tier II Application TBA.
For individualized, hands-on help with your application, schedule a 30-minute Office Hours session with ZAP staff. To set up an Office Hours session, please contact Jenn Waterhouse, Program Coordinator.
Examples of Strong Previous Applications
First Time Applicants
If you are applying for ZAP funding for the very first time, please contact ZAP staff so that we can help you determine your eligibility for funding and get to know your organization better.
Eligibility requirements can be reviewed in the Eligibility tab of this page.
Submit an Application
The ZAP Tier II 2020 Application will open January 2020.
If your organization is eligible and you've attended an application workshop, it's time to apply for funding. No late applications will be accepted. For application requests over $15,000, the required financial documents must be submitted no later than May 10, 2019, or your application will not be considered for more than $15,000 and may be disqualified.
Resources for 2019 Contractual Obligations:
- Submit an event on NowPlayingUtah.com
- Send your Press Release to PRZAP@slco.org
- Invite the Tier II Advisory Board to your Events
- Invite the Elected Officials to your Events
- Logo Usage & Acknowledgement
- Sign up for Direct Deposit (email form to Jenn Waterhouse, ZAP coordinator)
- Sign Up Here for ZAP newsletter
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. Your contract must be signed online on ZoomGrants.com.
The person signing your organization's contract MUST either attend a contract workshop or watch the contract webinar. This is required.
2019 Contract Workshops
ZAP will hold two 2019 contract workshops:
- Wednesday, September 25 at 11am- Online workshop
- Friday, October 4 at 10am- In-person workshop at the Salt Lake County Government Center
You must RSVP to attend.
2019 Contract Webinar
The 2019 Contract Webinar will be a recording of the September 25th online session and will be posted shortly following that workshop.
Submit a 2018 Evaluation
Did your organization receive ZAP funding in 2018? Submit an evaluation by March 27, 2020. The evaluation is available in ZoomGrants under your 2018 application. Open the application, navigate to the tab labeled 2018 Evaluation and complete the report.
If evaluations are not submitted for your organization by the due date, it cannot qualify for future funding.