Grant recommendations poised for approval
December 18, 2007
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