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 2019. The second payment will be received no later than May 2019.
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.
View the Criteria for Scoring Applications
View the Financial Health Test Criteria
Tier II applicants should plan to attend one of the application workshops offered by ZAP staff annually. The workshop will give you an overview of the application, an opportunity to ask questions and a hands-on start to filling out your application.
The Tier II Advisory Board and ZAP staff want you to submit a successful application. The best way to do that is to attend a ZAP-hosted workshop. All workshops will be held in the Salt Lake County Government Center (2001 South State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84190). The 2018 workshop dates are as follows:
Seating at each workshop is limited, so please
RSVP as soon as possible to save your seat.
If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop, please view the 2018 Tier II Application Webinar below before beginning your application.
RSVP for a Workshop
For individualized, hands-on help with your application, schedule a 30-minute session with ZAP staff. Personal session dates will be updated when the dates have been determined.
If your organization is eligible, and you've attended an application workshop, it's time to apply for funding. The Tier II Application opens in early January and must be submitted online through ZoomGrants by March 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM MST. When you first sign into ZoomGrants, please make sure you create a username and password. Once you have login information, you can begin your application.
For application requests over $15,000, the required financial documents must be submitted no later than May 11, 2018.
Apply via ZoomGrants™
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.
Did your organization receive ZAP funding in 2016? Submit an evaluation by March 30, 2018. The evaluation is available in ZoomGrants under your 2016 application. Open the application, navigate to the tab labeled 2016 Evaluation and complete the report.
If evaluations are not submitted for your organization, it cannot qualify for future funding.
Submit Evaluation via ZoomGrants™
Stay tuned for the new 2018 Tier II Contracting Webinar - Coming Soon!