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About ZAP

The mission of the Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program is to enhance Salt Lake County resident and visitor experiences through art, cultural, historical, and recreational offerings. The Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Program was voted on and passed by Salt Lake County residents in 1996, awarding its first grants in 1997. Every 10 years, the ZAP Program is placed on the ballot for County residents to vote for the program's renewal. The percentage of supporting voters continues to increase with each renewal cycle due to the successful reach and impact of the ZAP Program and the organizations it funds.


How does ZAP work?

For each purchase in Salt Lake County that includes sales tax, one (1) penny of every $10 spent goes to providing grants to over 200 nonprofit organizations in the community.

ZAP primarily offers three categories of grant funding to art, cultural and botanical organizations: Tier I, Tier II, and Zoological. Each application is reviewed by the corresponding ZAP Advisory Board using a specific set of scoring criteria.

View our list of Disciplines Eligible for ZAP Funding to view what types of organizations we fund.

ZAP is also dedicated to the advancement of Local Arts Agencies and Recreation projects in Salt Lake County.

A group of children at a picnic. A group of children at a picnic.

ZAP Parks & Recreation

30% of the annual ZAP Tax Revenues goes to support the Salt Lake County department of Parks & Recreation.

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