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.
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 recisions, 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 2020. The second payment will be received no later than May 2020.
The Tier II Advisory Board scores all applications on the following criteria:
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.
2019 Application Scoring Criteria
Financial Health Test Criteria
The deadline for the 2019 ZAP Tier II application is March 29, 2019 at 3:00pm.
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.
All workshops will be held in the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 South State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84190).
Seating at each workshop is limited; RSVP as soon as possible to save your seat.
If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, please return to this page to view the 2019 Tier II Application Webinar (which will be available shortly) before beginning your application.
For individualized, hands-on help with your application, schedule a 30-minute Office Hours session with ZAP staff. These are held the first Monday of the month from 2-4pm and must be scheduled in advance with ZAP staff. To set up an Office Hours session,
please contact Jenn Waterhouse, Program Coordinator.
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.
If your organization is eligible and you've attended an application workshop, it's time to apply for funding. The Tier II Application is now open and must be submitted online through ZoomGrants by March 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM MST. 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.
When you use ZoomGrants for the very first time, you will need to create a username and password by clicking the "New ZoomGrants Account" button on the right-hand side of the page. With this, you can begin your application by clicking the "Apply Now/Start
If you already have a ZoomGrants username and password, please use this to sign in (upper right-hand side of the page) and fill out the 2019 application.
2019 ZAP TIER II APPLICATION- APPLY HERE
Only use the button above or the following link the FIRST TIME you open and start the application: https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/2019_Tier_II.
After you have opened the application through this link and started your application, access your application through your ZoomGrants log-in (https://www.zoomgrants.com/login)
in the future.
PLEASE NOTE: Only use this link to access the application
the first time. Using this link to navigate back to your application after you have already started an application
will create a new/duplicate application. You can access your existing
application on the dashboard of your ZoomGrants log in.
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 2018 Tier II Contract Signing video HERE.
Did your organization receive ZAP funding in 2017? Submit an evaluation by March 29, 2019. The evaluation is available in ZoomGrants under your 2017 application. Open the application, navigate to the tab labeled 2017 Evaluation and complete
If evaluations are not submitted for your organization, it cannot qualify for future funding.
Submit Evaluation via ZoomGrants™