Grant recommendations poised for approval |

Grant recommendations poised for approval

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Today the Summit County Commission will likely approve the Recreational, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax grant recommendations presented last week in Coalville.

Members of the county’s RAP Tax Cultural Advisory Committee recommended the approval of $712,000 worth of grants for non-profit groups that operate in Summit County.

In the six years the county has collected the sales-tax revenue, non-profit organizations have received about $3.3 million, said Tom Fey, who chairs the advisory board.

But this year requests from government officials in Oakley and Francis were rejected because municipalities are not allowed to receive the funds, Fey said.

The committee also rejected a request from the South Summit Mentoring group because the organization isn’t eligible to receive the funds earmarked for arts and cultural groups in the county, he added.

The list of grant recipients the Summit County Commission will likely ratify this week includes:

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Alf Engen Ski Museum — $23,435 to support educational programs

Arts-Kids — $26,500 to provide arts education

Echo Community and Historical Organization — $2,840 to help maintain historical sites

Egyptian Theatre Company — $65,400 to support youth theater programs

KPCW — $28,000 to support radio programming

Kimball Art Center — $49,560 to support arts programming

Mountain Town Stages — $53,620 for music programming

Mountainland RC&D — $6,370 to support the Mountain Spirit Heritage Festival at Rockport State Park

Norwegian Outdoor Exploration Center — $43,000 for youth programming

Park City Chamber Music Society — $15,500 to support programming

Park City Film Series — $23,310 to support programming

Park City Historical Society and Museum — $62,250 to help fund exhibits and programming

Park City Jazz Foundation — $40,310 for operation and production costs

Park City Performing Arts Foundation — $77,870 to support general overhead and education programs

Park City Singers — $3,430 to support performances

Park City/Summit County Arts Council $11,680 to refurbish an auditorium in North Summit

Park City/Summit County Arts Council — $39,750 for overhead and promotional costs

Park City/Summit County Arts Council — $20,055 for renovations in Coalville

Sundance Institute — $54,370 for enhancing outreach programs to Summit County residents

Swaner Nature Preserve — $30,750 to raise awareness about noxious weeds

Utah Symphony and Opera — $34,000 to help promote free performances in Summit County