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Over $4M in funding available for Restaurant Tax Grant applicants

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — As of March 1, Summit County has officially opened applications for its Restaurant Tax Grant Program, inviting governmental entities, governmental subdivisions, and nonprofit organizations to apply. This year’s grant funding has surpassed $4 million, a $274,000 increase from 2023.

The Restaurant Tax Grant, detailed on the Summit County website, is designed to support projects that will contribute significantly to attracting new tourists, with a focus on utilizing the funds for the primary purpose of tourism development. With a deadline set for March 28 at 5 p.m. MST, applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals online.

The grant committee will review applications based on a comprehensive scoring system, evaluating proposals on sustainable tourism, cultural tourism, leverage, ability to increase the 1% restaurant tax, new and developing projects, and overall asset to the community. A total of 100 points are available, with the highest scores determining the recipients of the grant.

Interviews will be held April 15-16, and Grant Committee recommendations are expected to be made to the County Council by May 1.

For more information on the grant application process or to submit an application, visit the Summit County website. Questions regarding the application can be directed to Amy Jones at 435-336-3042. Those interested can attend a Zoom information session on March 7 at 3:30 p.m. View the RAP Tax Agenda and Information packet.

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