Three workshops are scheduled to help nonprofits and other small organizations meet the March 29 deadline to apply for funding from Salt Lake County's Zoo Arts and Parks (ZAP) program.
Last year, 143 different groups split $1.6 million in funds provided by the tax, approved a decade ago by county residents. It adds a penny to every $10 spent in the county. That tax money goes into programs advancing music, history, art, dance, natural history and theater, with the County Council dividing the revenues between large and small arts organizations, based on recommendations from volunteer advisory boards.
More money is expected to be available this year because an improving economy has boosted sales tax collections. ZAP tax collections for the first 11 months of 2012 were up 7.6 percent over the same period in 2011, according to county finance officer Lance Brown.