PAR Grant Program

PAR Board
Public Input

What is the PAR Program?

The PAR program is a resident-approved sales tax initiative in Springville City to boost the quality of life for residents through Parks, Arts, and Recreation (PAR).

PAR Tax Purpose

The PAR tax provides additional funding for the community. One tenth of one percent of the City’s sales tax goes to fund community improvements such as, but not limited to City owned cultural or recreational facilities, private nonprofit cultural organizations, a qualifying facility within the geographic area of an entity that is a party to interlocal agreement with the City, and ongoing operating expenses of a City owned recreational facility.

Program Duration

On November 2, 2021, a majority of Springville City voters approved the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Tax. The PAR tax went into effect on April 1, 2022 and will last for 10 years. The November 2031 General Election will include a ballot proposition to continue the PAR Tax for the next ten years.

What Projects can be Funded?

PAR Tax funds can be use for a variety of projects and programs, in accordance with Utah State Code 59-12-1402 and Springville City Code 5A-2-101. Funding may be used to support municipal or nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations providing programs such as, but not limited to:

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations City Capital Improvements
Theater Groups Parks
Art Festivals Recreation Facilities
Bands Trails/Bike Paths
Museums Golf Course Amenities
Symphonies Playing Fields/Courts

PAR Funding Ideas

Is there a specific project or program that you think should receive funding? Submit your ideas and suggestions to Suggestions will be reviewed by the PAR Board in January.

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