Click this link to download the application: RAP Tax Funding ApplicationEffective April 1, 2015 Washington County began collecting a sales and use tax to fund recreational, parks, arts, and cultural projects and activities. Known as the RAP Tax, a portion of these funds are funneled back to Springdale for use within the local community to benefit residents and visitors. In FY 2016 Springdale is expected to receive approximately $20,000 in RAP Tax funds. Through an application process and during a public meeting, the Town Council will determine and prioritize how these funds are distributed. The Town Council may decide to set aside monies for multiple years to satisfy a long-term recreation, arts or parks project. Funds must be used for the development of new projects, or the improvement of existing ones. Funds cannot be used on administrative or operational costs for organizations.
Types of activities: Projects related to recreation, art, music, theater, dance, cultural arts or natural history are examples of the types of activities that could be funded. This is not an exhaustive list and each application will be considered based on its merit and alignment with Town Council priorities.
Types of organizations and groups: Either non-profit organizations, local agencies or individuals having the primary purpose to advance and preserve the types of activities listed above.
Priority list of projects: Based on applications, the Town Coucil will develop a project priority list.
Criteria to be considered:
Deadline for application submission: May 2, 2016Funding applications will be accepted on a yearly basis. Past funding of an organization will not be considered precedent for future funding. Each year requests will be reviewed based on their merit. If you have questions, please contact Town Manger Rick Wixom at 435-772-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.